Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hidden Oaks Nature Center will open Saturday, June 25, 2022. Hours are weekends and holidays, noon to 5 p.m., weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The nature center is closed to walk-in visits on Tuesdays and is closed Monday, July 4, 2022.

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia

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Through June 24, 2022, Hidden Oaks Nature Center will be closed and no restrooms will be available in the building for the public. Restrooms are available at the picnic shelter by the playground. Additional parking for Annandale Community Park, including Hidden Oaks, is located at the Packard Center, 4020 Hummer Rd., Annandale.

Nature Playce will be closed Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon for camp. Nature Playce fencing will be replaced Saturday, June 25, 2022, therefore access will be limited. The entry to Nature Playce will be replaced Tuesday, July 5-8, 2022, limiting access to the front of Nature Playce.

Hop-a-Park Day

07/02/2022 1:00 pm to 07/02/2022 5:00 pm

(4-12 years) Celebrate this national day by visiting at least three parks in Mason District in one day. The week prior, registrants receive a list of scavenger hunt questions to complete. Answer at least three questions from different district parks and return to Hidden Oaks between 1-5 p.m. for a prize.

Goodnight Walk: Bats

07/09/2022 7:45 pm to 07/09/2022 8:45 pm

(3-Adult) Search the skies for native bats. Learn about these important insectivores through a walk and talk, craft and viewing specimens. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is registered in the program.

Pooh and Friends at Hidden Oaks

07/10/2022 1:00 pm to 07/10/2022 2:00 pm

(3-Adult) Families enjoy a guided hike searching for our "Fifty Acre Wood" animal friends. Are hefflalumps and woozles native? Are black bears? Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a hike and activities. End your adventure with a smackerel of honey crackers in Nature Playce. Registration required for children and adults.

Grand Reopening of Hidden Oaks Nature Center

07/16/2022 10:00 am to 07/16/2022 1:00 pm

(All Ages) Welcome to the opening of the additions and renovations of Hidden Oaks, the county's first nature center! Thanks to Fairfax County voters supporting the 2016 Park Bond, the nature center now features an additional classroom/public meeting area, renovated restrooms and additional exhibit space. Celebrate with community groups and…

Mesozoic Dinosaur Hike

07/17/2022 1:00 pm to 07/17/2022 2:00 pm

(4-Adult) Join a naturalist along the 1/3-mile Old Oak Trail and learn what plants and animals shown would have shared their world with dinosaurs. End your adventure in Nature Playce to see how you measure up to dinosaurs. Registration required for children and adults.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Classes and Camps

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