Wonderful nature center. Good exhibit on local history, and the staff is friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable on local flora and fauna. Well worth a visit.
Nice trails that meander thrrugh the woods and a kid friendly display(s) throughout showing animal footprints.
Haven't been in the indoor facility yet, but have gone numerous times on the little trails with 18 mon toddler. There are trees everywhere so it's always shaded, and the trails aren't too long in case you need to pick up the little one for the rest of the walk. For a free activity this is a great outdoor to... More
This nature center's set of walking trails and its free indoor mini-museum are great for families with young kids. The trails are clearly marked, safe and quiet routes easy enough for the youngest walkers. The outdoor Nature Playce has sandtables and areas for play with natural materials, like tree branches and big rocks. The small pond is a wonderful place... More
This place is free. And marvelous. It's part of Fairfax County Parks & Rec, and there are trails, play areas, and an indoor exhibit that, while not fancy, is just right for a rainy or winter Saturday for the 2-10 set. There are costumes to try on, books to read, and both live and stuffed (!) animals to look at.... More
Love Fairfax County and their Nature Centers. This one is tucked away from the main road a bit and has a long entry walkway. Lots of nice displays, dress up area and well staffed front desk. Phone calls are typically answered by volunteers who take messages. They do nice birthday parties. Make sure to check out the outdoor area, behind... More
This nature center is just perfect for kids 6 and under. Not too crowded with exhibits, there are some snakes, some turtles, some costumes, and some play equipment. My granddaughter has been going there since she was 1; not surprisingly, her first two-syllable word (after Mama and Papa) was Turtle! Now she is 4 and she'll be having her birthday... More
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