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7/1/2014 - 07.01.14 Howard County Announces 2014 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” Induction Class READ MORE
6/17/2014 - 06.17.14 Howard County Recreation & Parks Opens Renovated Tennis Courts at Centennial Park READ MORE
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2/11/2014 - 02.11.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Donates Venison to Local Food Bank Serving Howard County Families READ MORE
1/30/2014 - 01.30.14 Howard County Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Target Archery Range at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
1/16/2014 - 01.16.14 Howard County’s Robinson Nature Center Now Offering Oyster Shell Recycling Program READ MORE
1/7/2014 - 01.07.14 Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
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Robinson Nature Center Special Events

Click on links to register online for these programs (requires a Howard County Recreation & Parks user account) or call 410-313-0400 to register for any of these events.   


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Sunday, July 13

Nature Special Events Insect Extravaganza - Noon to 4 PM. All Ages. Summer hums with the excitement of insect symphonies. Bring your family out for an incredible afternoon of fun-filled activities that highlight our leads you on an exploration of the forest and gardens at Robinson Nature Center. Help collect and identify butterflies for Howard County’s butterfly count. Search the stream for aquatic insects. Get your face-painted, create special crafts and join in games. $8, Robinson annual pass holders; $10, general admission; Free, under 3 yrs. The nature center strives to offer on-site parking for this event; to keep parking manageable, please register for one of the following staggered arrival times. Please arrive promptly, as your guided experience will start at the designated arrival time. A full schedule of events is below. 

RP4828.801 - 12:30 PM
RP4828.802 - 1 PM
RP4828.803 - 1:30 PM
RP4828.804 - 2 PM
RP4828.805 - 2:30 PM


Schedule of Events  

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Download a printable schedule of Insect Extravaganza 2014 activities by clicking here.



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Sunday, August 3

Nature Special Events Family Picnic Day - Noon to 3:30 PM. All ages. BYOP (Bring your own picnic) to the Robinson Nature Center, and we provide the entertainment! Enjoy nature games for the kids, live animal presentations, live music on the lawn and snow cones for sale to complete your Sunday picnic experience. $20 per car. To pay with a credit card, please register in advance. You may register by calling 410-313-0400 or by using our online registration system. To register online, click here. Only cash is accepted on the day of the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Check back soon for a schedule of activities!




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