Discovery Center Programs – December 2017

The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park is Free and open to the public Friday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Also open 23-31 December, except for Christmas Day

Saturday, December 2

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Holiday Open House Make your own Christmas ornaments and picture frames, meet and greet our live animals, take pictures with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa. Free and fun for the whole family!

 

Sunday, December 3

11:00 a.m. Pinecone Bird Feeder Making 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 are stopping 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.

 

Saturday, December 9

11:00 a.m. Story, Craft, & Animal Meet and Greet Join us as we read a story based on one of our animals and Native American folklore, and make a craft to take home! Live animals on site!

1:00 p.m. Hungry Critters Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during mealtime as they chow down. You will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

 

Sunday, December 10

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 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.

 

Saturday, December 16

11:00 a.m. Sleepless in Garrett County Join our Naturalist Assistants to learn how the animals of Garrett County make it through the harsh winter through hibernation, brumation, and dormancy. Then find out what you can do on your property to make the winter easier on these critters.

1:00 p.m. Hungry Critters Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during mealtime as they chow down. You will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

 

Sunday, December 17

11:00 a.m. Pinecone Bird Feeder Making 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 are stopping 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.

 

Saturday, December 23

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. 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, December 24

11:00 a.m. Trackin’ Through the Discovery Center Learn about the animals that call this region home by learning about their tracks, physical appearance, and behaviors. At the end of the program, go on a hunt through the building to find tracks left behind by these animals.

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.

 

Monday, December 25 Closed-Christmas Day

 

Tuesday, December 26

11:00 a.m. Science Room Fun Join us in the Science Room for some fun walk by experiments demonstrating how birds fly, see and hunt! This event is interactive and participatory throughout the entire hour. One of our raptors always makes an appearance!

2:00 p.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.

 

Wednesday, December 27

11:00 a.m. Roving Naturalist Stop by and see what our naturalist has up their sleeve!

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.

 

Thursday, December 28

11:00 a.m. Science Room Fun Join us in the Science Room for some fun walk by experiments demonstrating how birds fly, see and hunt! This event is interactive and participatory throughout the entire hour. One of our raptors always makes an appearance!

2:00 p.m. Hungry Critters Watch the animals that call the Discovery Center home during mealtime as they chow down. You will get the opportunity to learn about their species and their personal stories.

 

Friday, December 29

11:00 a.m. Creating an Owl Join the Naturalist as we talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.

2:00 p.m. Roving Naturalist Stop by to see what our naturalist has up their sleeve!

 

Saturday, December 30

11:00 a.m. Sleepless in Garrett County Join our Naturalist Assistants to learn how the animals of Garrett County make it through the harsh winter through hibernation, brumation, and dormancy. Then find out what you can do on your property to make the winter easier on these critters.

2:00 p.m. Roving Naturalist Stop by to see what our naturalist has up their sleeve!

 

Sunday, December 31

11:00 a.m. Pinecone Bird Feeder Making 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 are stopping 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.

 

Monday, January 1, 2018

10:00 a.m. First Day Hike Join us as we celebrate the nationwide tradition of getting out and hiking on January 1st, and discover Deep Creek Lake State Park in winter. This 2.5 mile moderate hike on our brand new Beckman’s Trail is great for all ages! Please dress according to the weather, as there may be snow on the trails. After the hike, stop back at the Discovery Center for a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. Free.