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Nurture your child's sense of wonder and spark your own interest in
the natural world with classes, programs or a visit to the Hidden Oaks
Active Ways to Explore the Outdoors with Your Family
(Families) dawn-dusk. Take time to get outdoors and play in our
1/3-acre unstructured play area in the woods. Make mud pies, dig into
woodchip piles, make stick “forts” or just rest on a bench and watch
the clouds float by.
Come to the nature center during regular hours (see above) and ask for
a naturalist to give your family a brief orientation resulting in the
bestowing of the title, “Official Nature Snooper” along with a free
gift from the Friends of Hidden Oaks. Get unplugged and prepare to
discover the wonders of nature. FREE
Hidden Oaks Bingo: Everyone Wins!
(All ages) Ask a naturalist for your Hidden Oaks Bingo card and
join us for outdoor fun. From exhibit exploration to trail walks to
program participation, achieve stamps for four-in-a row to win a family
field guide. Free.
No reservations required. Available during nature center hours.
(Families) Enhance your enjoyment of the 1/3-mile Old Oak Trail, which
loops behind the nature center. Each bag contains activities and
learning enhancements ideal for young child and parent adventures along
the woodchip path.
No reservations required. Available during nature center hours. $1
(All ages) Use nature's clues to find its treasures with our
self-guided scavenger hunts. Challenge yourself to find all the
highlights along the 1/3-mile Old Oak Trail which loops behind the
Monday Bird Walk
(All ages), 7:00-9:00 am, Eakin Community Park. Call 703-941-1065 for
information. Discover the resident birds of the Accotink Stream Valley.
Bring binoculars. Meet at Prosperity Ave. parking lot. Walk canceled if
rain or severe weather. No registration required. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. FREE