Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: Weekends: Noon - 5 p.m. Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia

Michael McDonnell,

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



7:00PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist for a learning adventure night hike at Hidden Oaks…



1:00PM, (3-5 yrs.) Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature…



9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…



2:00PM, (3-Adult) Celebrate happily-ever-after with the princesses and their nature…



12:00PM, (3-7 yrs.) Visit the Sonoran Desert in a puppet show about a coyote, jack…



2:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker…

Site Update

Several days this fall, Hidden Oaks will host more than 100 middle and high schoolers as part of the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Meaningful Watershed Environmental Education and stewardship initiatives. These programs will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25.
There will be learning stations in exhibit areas, on trails and at the picnic shelter by the playground through 1 p.m. on program days. The nature center will remain open, but access to certain areas will be limited. The park, grounds and Nature Playce will be open for outdoor play adventures every day.
Thanks to a generous grant from Northrop Grumman, more than 1,000 students will learn how they can positively impact water quality. Thank you for supporting watershed stewardship!

Field Trips

Butterfly on coneflower


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 on 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.