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Robinson Nature Center
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Robinson Nature Center is a unique nature education facility with fun for the whole family. The Center is a LEED platinum certified green building situated on 18 acres of land. Attractions include: - Solar panels, green roof, and a host of other sustainable technologies - 2 stories of interactive, multi-sensory exhibits - A "NatureSphere" digital planetarium and full-dome movie theater - A Children's Discovery Room with hands-on activities - An outdoor Nature Place play area for kids - Numerous demonstration gardens featuring native plants - A mile of walking trails with views of the Middle Patuxent River - Access to the historical Simpsonville Mill Ruins Each year, the Center runs over 450 programs including field trips, public programs, birthday parties, home school and scout programs.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The indoor activities are quite fun for the family. The outdoor park is outstanding for all those youngsters who like to make believe! The big nest is really special.

Thank scamardese2015
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"discovery room"
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"patuxent river"
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"all ages"
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"native plants"
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"hands on activities"
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"grandkids love"
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"small park"
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"the lower level"
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"family membership"
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"older kids"
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"nice place to take"
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great museum for kids to learn about nature and wildlife. Has walking paths and water features. Cool animals.

Thank lewis t
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a nice small park. . Well kept. They don't allow dogs so it's not a place we go to all the time. We've seen deer and foes.

Thank zaphod2000
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This nature center offers great exhibits and walks. Paths lead through the wooded area down to the Middle Patuxent River. Bring a bag chair and book and enjoy the riverside setting.

Thank Columbia_Ted
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The Robinson Center is a very good place to take younger kids for about an hour or so. They can play with natural toys provided by the center and learn about the history and nature of the place. The main exhibit features a two-story tree sculpture and an artificial forest arrangement. Unfortunately, the outside trails were under construction so we couldn't get to the water. Although the play area with swings was open there wasn't much more to see.

Thank Johnathan C
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