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Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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THere are tons of dress up clothes and a mini playground inside for the small ones, we can spend and afternoon there!

On a nice day there are little paths, a "dinosaur bone dig" and playground. The live animals are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer M
Great time

have enjoyed visaiting the nearby grounds thru which the unfinished bed of the Panassas Gap... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Dave L
Reston, Virginia
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Hands-on nature exhbits, live turtles and snakes, dress up, nature programs, hiking trails, butterfly crossing
7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA 22003-1575
+1 703-941-1065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a nice day there are little paths, a "dinosaur bone dig" and playground. The live animals are truly fun to learn about and the staff are very friendly and able to answer questions.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed September 12, 2018

have enjoyed visaiting the nearby grounds thru which the unfinished bed of the Panassas Gap Railroad passes thru. it is wall maintained.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Some friends were looking for some easy hikes, and this was a great place for our first outing. The building itself had some animals in enclosures, such as turtles and snakes. Those and other displays looked great for children. The hiking paths themselves are well-maintained...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Real nice place to walk around and enjoy the flowers and trees and different plants set by the water and relax and enjoy the day.

Thank 47Butch
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We bring our kids here often. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts also use HONC for educational trips. Donated a giant moose for kids to play with in the nature center building. Neighbor even had a kids birthday party here. Summer education programs and easy inside...More

Thank JasonS7149
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to stretch our legs, and we got much more than we bargained for. It was a great stop. The kids loved all of their interactive exhibits. Snakes, turtles and toads to visit and look at. The kids had fun on the playground. We...More

1  Thank JDMR_FL
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Geared for education for children. Great educational experience re: the area watershed and conservation.

Thank VAKelly_78
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We visit here every so often - the kids loved it when they were young. The displays are fun to see, the aquariums interesting to watch, the staff friendly and not overpowering with info, and the paths through the woods are kept up (no wheelchairs/strollers)....More

Thank Maceo2017
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Crediting "Mother Nature", we who have convenient access, return frequently, changing of the season, and a "GIFT" Shop loaded with wonderful works by local artists. Children, families, friends visiting from out of town rave about enjoying a visit- the staff is very pleasant, helpful and...More

1  Thank Edward B
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We bring our kids here kind of regularly. Its a nice place to kill an hour or two on a rainy day. We have also had birthday parties here, which have all been great fun. Very educational as well as easy for us parents to...More

1  Thank ExecutiveMomInDC
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