Discovery Center Programs – October 2018

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Open Every Day until October 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from October 19th to Memorial Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday October 6

10:00 a.m. Indoor Hawk I.D. Class Join us at the Discovery Center for an indoor hawk identification class! Learn characteristics of flight, wing beat and shape for identification from a distance.

2:00 p.m. Brant Mine Hike

Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 3/4 hour. Moderate walking.

Sunday October 7

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hawk Watch Weekend continued at Dan’s Rock in Frostburg. Spotters on site will help identify birds as they migrate through.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday October 12

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday October 13

11:00a.m. Hungry Critters

Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

2:00p.m. Fall Color Hike. Meet at the Discovery Center for this hike on our new trails. 2miles.

Sunday October 14

11:00 a.m. While You Were Sleeping

What happens in the environment around us as we go to sleep for the night? Join the naturalist to find out, and learn about things that go bump in the night. Hands on, and great for all ages!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday October 19

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday October 20

11:00 a.m. What’s that Reptile?

Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures!

1:00 p.m. Hike the New Blue

Join the Naturalist for a hike on our newest trail. Approximately 3 miles, moderate to difficult terrain. Not recommended for children under 7 years of age.


Sunday October 21

11:00a.m. Hungry Critters

Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday October 26

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday October 27

11:00a.m. Hungry Critters

Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

2:00 p.m. “Owl”oween Meet the owls that call the Deep Creek Lake State park Aviary home, and take a selfie with these cool birds. Halloween costume t make the memory even more special. We are asking a $5 donation for pictures with the birds. All proceeds benefit our Aviary and our birds.

Sunday October 28

11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. First Impressions

Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!