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The Croydon Creek Nature Center is just a short distance from vibrant downtown Rockville. The center is nestled on 120 acres of forest preserve, open meadow areas and a winding creek bustling with a variety of wildlife.
The Nature Center presents a world of discovery through interpretive exhibits, informative programs and the exploration of an urban forest. There is no cost to visit the nature center however there are fees associated with many of our programs.
As part of our conservation efforts and education, we have a variety of animals. You can find reptiles, amphibians and our very own owl named Cricket.
Adjacent to the John G. Hayes Forest Preserve, we have just over 3 miles of marked trails with historic relics, a meandering tributary of Rock Creek and a variety of wildlife.
A watershed exhibit in our lower level gives visitors a tour of our local watershed as well as ways they can make a positive impact on it. Additionally, there are temporary exhibits that highlight seasonal themes.
Our Discovery room includes a large selection of books, games, puzzles and activities for all to enjoy.