Irvine Nature Center 4.0 (reviews)

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About Irvine Nature Center

Love nature? Then check out Irvine Nature Center, because they love nature too! Irvine Nature Center is a non-profit environmental education organization whose mission is to inspire appreciation and respect for the natural world, to increase awareness of environmental issues, and to encourage individuals to sustain Earth's ecosystem.

Sounds pretty great to us!

Families have been visiting these beautiful grounds since all the way back in 1975. Imagine how many memories have been created since then!

Irvine Nature Center provides quality environmental education for all ages, with plenty of family programs to enjoy too. These public programs range from "Bugs and Grubs", to summer camp wilderness adventures and dinosaur discoveries! 

For both kids and parents alike, one of the most popular attractions are Irvine Nature Center are their animals. There are over 70 animals to call it home, and these represent 34 different species indoors, and then hundreds more outdoors!

Located in the Caves Valley region of Baltimore County, Irvine also offers programs for Baltimore-area schools and the public. Their Nature Preschool is one of the only green early childhood programs in the region. The Summer Nature Camp is as popular with campers as it is with their parents too.

With nature filled birthday parties, art exhibitions, public talks and so much more, it's no wonder people keep heading back to Irvine. 

What will YOU learn on your next family day out? 

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Adults $5.00

Children $5.00

Last Update 2023

Discount Members get in to many programs and events for free.

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Irvine Nature Center FAQ’s

Doing our bit

Indoors, this state-of-the-art, green facility employs a number of “green” features. Some basic green measures are the use of local materials — reducing the amount of energy used and emissions produced in acquiring the materials — and the use of recycled and salvaged materials, which reduces waste and emissions related to producing the materials. Great news!

Do they have baby facilities?

There are restrooms in the exhibit hall, as well as a family restroom with changing tables.

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Irvine Nature Center?

Snacks and drinks available are in the Nature Store. There are also picnic areas near exhibit hall.

Any top tips when visiting?

Open rain or shine! And don't forget to pop by the aviary to see hawks, owls and our ever-popular young possum. Members can pick up a backpack full of hiking tools at the front desk to enhance their visit.

Does Irvine Nature Center have a gift shop?

Green, sustainable items including toys, books, birdseed, crafts and snacks are available in the Nature Store!

Teachers corner

Irvine Nature Center is a very popular school group destination. Their exhibits and animals are easy teaching tools, and they offer an expansive list of programs for teachers to use with their students on the trails.

Do they have baby facilities?

There are restrooms in the exhibit hall, as well as a family restroom with changing tables.

Does Irvine Nature Center have healthy eating or Vegan options?

Most foods are sustainable. There are fruits and veggies available too

Is Irvine Nature Center fully accessible?

The exhibit hall is fully accessible. The trails are unpaved, but are navigable by some wheelchairs.