3 Nature Centers In Arlington Worth Checking Out

There are times when we need to get away from the hustles and bustles of the city and go somewhere we can relax and breathe in some fresh air. And thanks to these three nature centers in Arlington, you won’t have to drive for hours to find the tranquility you are looking for.

Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington

 

With nature trails, animal encounters, and environmental-focused family programs, you will enjoy spending time at these nature centers in Arlington.

Gulf Branch Nature Center–3608 N. Military Road

This nature center features a children’s Discovery Room, pollinator garden, live animal exhibit room, pond, restored log cabin, an observation beehive, and great nature trails. They also provide interpretive environmental education programs for all ages and a wide variety of audiences including small groups.

Long Branch Nature Center–625 S. Carlin Springs Road

Part of the Arlington County Parks system, this nature center offers numerous environmental education classes for all ages. Visitors can check out the live animal displays, rich gardens, pond and an interactive discovery room for children. Check their website for special events and class registrations.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park–2845 N. Marcey Road

Explore woodland trails, the nature center, and educational gardens in this 67-acre park. The nature center contains live animal and natural history exhibits. There are miles of trails to hike while following interpretive displays to learn about Northern Virginia’s flora and fauna. There is also a live beehive display and a Kids Cave where visitors can learn about bats.

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