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Bear Branch Nature Center

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Bear Branch Nature Center

Bear Branch Nature Center has been serving the residents of Carroll County for more than twenty years by providing quality, family-friendly nature programs, festivals, and outdoor activities. Staff members are available year-round to answer questions and lead programs, including: field trips for students and other organized groups, outreach programs for schools and other organizations, public programs for audiences of all ages, scout programs, summer camps, and birthday parties for children. The nature center is open five days a week and contains hands-on educational exhibits; live animals; a Discovery Room with games, puzzles, and puppets for young children; a library; an observation bee hive, and a planetarium and observatory. The auditorium, meeting room, pavilion, and fire ring are available to rent for private meetings and parties. Volunteer opportunities are available. Bear Branch Nature Center is supported in part by the Friends of Hashawha and Bear Branch Nature Center Council. Please consider becoming a member.

Bear Branch Nature Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 12 Noon to 5 PM. Please call 410-386-3580 for more information. There are no fees or costs associated with general admission.

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