Art, Nature and History

Want to learn more about bugs and fossils? Or take a watercolor class? How about learning how to install your own rain barrel? Check out all the activities and programs at our 3 wonderful community nature & cultural centers, and bring out your inner artist, scientist or environmentalist!


Natural History Society of Maryland – 6908 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206 – 410-882-5376 – citizen science programs, local nature tours, youth education programs, collections of plants, animals, insects & fossils dating from 1800s.


Holt Park and Center for the Arts – 34 Elmont Ave., Baltimore, MD 21236 – 410-887-5307 – gardens & arboretum, nature trails, amphitheater, walking paths, art gallery, meditative labyrinth, historic site, only community visual arts center in Baltimore County



Blue Water Baltimore/Herring Run Nursery – 3545 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21213   410-254-1577 (entrance on Hillen Rd.) – community “greening” programs, youth environmental education, clean water advocacy, free water “audits,” native plant nursery.



Walther Gardens – 3501 Southern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21214 – 410-426-0546 – unique ½ acre garden center, florist & gift shop with workshops, holiday offerings, crafts, Baltimore’s oldest snowball stand, rentals available, open Spring through Christmas.

Hawk and butterfly photos courtesy of Natural History Society. Tree planting photo courtesy of Blue Water Baltimore.