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Looking to get out into nature but are too lazy to go on a real hike, Irvine is the place for you.
Besides the really nice nature center Irvine it crisscrossed with trails that are perfect for an hour or 2 in nature.
I have gone with both family young and old as well as old relationships. The trails are beautiful in the summer and it's a great atmosphere for the kids. I missed seeing the butterfly exhibit and I hope it's back this summer.
I signed up for a beekeeping course to learn how to properly keep bees in my backyard. The instructor was a master beekeeping (one of the few in the U.S.) and he gave instructional and practical applications. There are several hives on the nature center's...More
This environmental center is manned by helpful, friendly staff but we arrived for a class with a toddler and found the website was not updated and the class had been cancelled. But the center offered turtles, birds, and bees for our little one to experience....More
This is a nature center in Baltimore County that is an ideal place to take the family. It has many exhibits and animals sure to fascinate anyone with a curiosity. The grounds are certainly worth a look as is the center.
We live close by so we make a point of visiting Irvine as often as we can. The nature center is very well done. It has a nice mix of interactive activities, as well as live animals for the kids (and parents!) to check out....More
We've gone to Irvine a few times with my 3 year old son. He likes the Nature Center animals (turtles, snakes, fish, bird) and taking short nature walks on the trails. There's even an indoor kids playroom with books, puzzles, and nature toys. Check out...More