Discovery Center Programs – February 2019

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday February 1

All Day - Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday February 2

11:00 a.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners - Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join the Naturalist for a trek around the Discovery Center. Snowshoes are provided. Free—please call for reservations. A hike will occur in the absence of snow.

1:00 p.m. Hungry Critters- Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during meal time! As they chow down, you will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

Sunday February 3

11:00 a.m. Pine Cone Bird Feeders - It’s that time of year again! As you are making a pinecone bird feeder to take home with you, learn about the birds that stop by the Discovery Center bird feeders.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding - Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care, plus facts about their species.

Friday February 8

All Day - Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday February 9

11:00 a.m. Bird Safe Windows - How to workshop series. Investigate various methods of making your windows bird strike safe. Assist us in “making safe” several of our windows with the techniques we’ve learned about. 1.5 hours

1:00 p.m. Brant Mine Hike

Sunday February 10

11:00 a.m. Tracks and Trails Walk - Join the Naturalist for a 1-hour walk looking for animal tracks and signs of wildlife. Dress for the weather!

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding - Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care, plus facts about their species.

Friday February 15

All Day - Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday February 16

11:00 a.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners - Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join the Naturalist for a trek around the Discovery Center. Snowshoes are provided. Free—please call for reservations. A hike will occur in the absence of snow.

1:00 p.m. Snakes Alive! - Stop by to learn about Maryland’s native snake species, and get the chance to get up close and personal with the snakes that call the Discovery Center home.

Sunday February 17

11:00 a.m. Pine Cone Bird Feeders - It’s that time of year again! As you are making a pinecone bird feeder to take home with you, learn about the birds that stop by the Discovery Center bird feeders.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding - Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care, plus facts about their species.

Friday February 21

All Day - Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday February 23

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 learn about things that go bump in the night and that wander past a trail camera.

1:00 p.m. Hungry Critters- Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during meal time! As they chow down, you will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

Sunday February 24

11:00 a.m. Snowflake Discovery - Join the Naturalist to learn about snowflakes! Make a snowflake craft and try to capture “snowflake prints” if weather permits.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding - Stop by during lunchtime for our birds to watch them eat! Get a chance to learn the stories of how they came to be in our care, plus facts about their species.