Howard County’s newest – and greenest – facility, the James and Anne Robinson Nature Center (6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia) is opening its doors on September 10! Residents are invited to attend the Grand Opening from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special events will include a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9 a.m. and trail hikes, bird of prey demonstrations, and Astronomical League presentations from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visitors to the center will have an opportunity to experience: interactive and multisensory exhibits for all ages; planetarium programs and movies; two-story “Life of the Forest” exhibit; children’s Discovery Room with hands-on activities; natural and cultural history exhibits; and much more!
This unique nature education facility is situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, which provides over 1,000 acres of forest, meadows and river valley to explore. The three-story center is nestled into a hillside and was designed from the very beginning with energy conservation and sustainability in mind. It uses the newest proven technologies designed to maximize energy conservation and the use of renewable resources.
The project was made possible through the foresight and generosity of James and Anne Robinson and the James and Anne Robinson Foundation. For more information on the Grand Opening and the center, call 410-313-0400.