Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: December through February, open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia

Michael McDonnell,
Manager

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Play outdoors every day

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled inside the 52-acre Annandale District Park. You'll find live animal displays, exhibits, a pond, creeks, woodland trails, gardens, play areas, a resource library and a rain garden. You'll also find nature.

Upcoming Featured Events

Sep

23

10:00AM, (4-5 years) Join your child for an outdoor adventure each month. Go on hikes,…

Sep

26

1:00PM, (3-9 years) Learn and explore in dinoland. Compare your height and length to…

Oct

03

10:00AM, (Adults) Learn about the importance of oak trees and how to identify local oak…

Oct

19

10:00AM, (Grade 4) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom.…

Oct

21

10:00AM, (4-5 years) Join your child for an outdoor adventure. Go on hikes, do…

Oct

26

10:00AM, (Grade 6) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom.…

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

NATURE YOUR WAY: (All Ages) Join a naturalist for a personal walking tour for up to nine members of any age in your family group along the Old Oak Trail. Roll logs, investigate critters and plants, ask questions, and chat about your nature interests. For more information, call 703-941-1065 or click to See Dates and Register Online.

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NATURAL WONDERS AND YOUR PRESCHOOLER: (13-Adult) Join park experts for a Zoom meeting to explore techniques for sharing the joys of nature with preschoolers through fun facts and direct engagement opportunities. This meeting is ideal for parents, teachers, caretakers and babysitters. For more information, call 703-941-1065 or click to See Dates and Register Online.

Register Online for Natural Wonders →

Field Trips

Butterfly on coneflower

Scouting

Boy Scout building a bench out of tree stumps

Birthday Parties

Chairs and decorations arranged for a birthday party

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is an information source for local flora and fauna. Students are welcome to use the center’s resource library for research projects.

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center Location

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, VA, 22003

Additional parking is in Annandale Community Park. Upon entering the park from Hummer Road, take the right fork of the driveway and park in the lot adjacent to the Packard Center. Follow signs for a short walk through the woods to the nature center. The path to the rear of the parking lot does not have steps. The path leading in front of the Packard Center has steps with railings. Alternatively, you can bear left at the fork of the driveway into the park to the parking lot next to the shelter, playground and ball fields. Follow the marked paths behind the ball field or from the playground behind the shelter. Both paths are unpaved.

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