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Hidden Oaks Nature Center
[ 7701 Royce Street Annandale, VA 22003 ]   [ 703-941-1065 ]

To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center also runs programs at the Clark House historic property.

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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 Nature Center.

Active Ways to Explore the Outdoors with Your Family

Nature Playce
(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.

Discovery Bag
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.

Magnifying glassScavenger Hunt
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 nature center.


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

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