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Marshy Point Nature Center Programs

Calendars of Events

Marshy Point Nature Center Council publishes its seasonal calendar of events on their Web page Here you may read the Marshy Point Nature Center newsletter, find program information and view the calendar of events. Take a look  to see the kinds of programs that are offered throughout the year.


Programs are provided for the public to enjoy the seasonal changes and abundant wildlife in this unspoiled setting on the Chesapeake Bay. Hands on environmental education programs for schools and scout groups are offered on a variety of topics. Please contact the nature center for more information.

  • Weekend Nature Programs
  • Canoeing Excursions
  • Predator and Prey Programs
  • Bird Identification
  • Holiday Wreath Making
  • Holiday Crafts just for Kids.
  • School and Group Programs

Monthly Lecture Series

The Nature Center Council provides a monthly lecture series featuring photographers, authors, scientists and watermen to share their insight. Lectures are held at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday each month (no meetings July or August).

Special Events

  • Earth Day
  • Annual Fish Fry
  • Holiday Celebration
  • Canoe Trips
  • Spring and Fall Festivals

Annual Popsicle Plunge

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Popsicle Plunge, to be held on Saturday, March 7 at Rocky Point Park. Join us for a fun dip in the bay or help sponsor a plunger. Forms are available at the Nature Center and online. Sign-in is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registrations and walk-up registrations are welcome. There will be free games, activities, and animals to see before the plunge at 2 p.m. All money raised benefits Marshy Point activities including animal care, programs and exhibits.

Contact Information

Marshy Point Nature Center
Location: 7130 Marshy Point Road
Middle River, Maryland  21220
Phone: 410-887-2817  TDD: 410-887-5319

The nature center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Please call for seasonal park hours.

Revised September 24, 2015

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