Hidden Oaks Nature Center

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hidden Oaks Nature Center is open for walk-in visitation Monday, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Tuesdays.
703-941-1065 TTY 711
7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia
Kristina Watts
Site 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.

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Upcoming Events

9:30AM, 13, (16-Adult) Learn about cloud types, formations, colors and how they relate…
12:00PM, 13, (3-Adult) Stomp your way to a most unusual picnic in the woods. Bring your…
8:00AM, 20, (4-Adult) Learn identification tips by sight and sound and how to make your…
1:00PM, 22, Dive into the enchanting world of monarch butterflies with this monarch…
1:00PM, 28, Families are invited to stroll and explore along the Old Oak Trail. Roll…
2:00PM, 29, Dive into the enchanting world of monarch butterflies with this monarch…

The following videos are virtual mini-field trips.

They align with Virginia Standards of Learning. Teachers and parents can use them to create a-ha moments for children. Click the playlist icon to see topics.

Nature Walk with a Police Officer

Saturday, September 28, 1-2 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Free 

  • Families are invited to stroll and explore along the Old Oak Trail
  • Roll logs, peek into the pond and search the forest floor
  • Learn about safety while being a nature detective with a police officer from Mason District Fairfax County Police Department

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
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The main parking lot is in Annandale Community Park at the Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Rd. Upon entering the park from Hummer Road, take the right fork of the driveway and park in the back of the lot adjacent to the Packard Center. Look for the arch into the woods and follow the Storybook Trail to Hidden Oaks. This walk is on an ADA- certified paved trail and is about 75 yards. Follow the adventures of woodland creatures as you weave through the woodland. 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. Path is paved.

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