Robinson Nature Center

  • 6692 Cedar Lane
  • Columbia, MD 21044

We are a unique LEED Platinum-certified nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. We offer educational programs, field trips, birthday parties, home school, scout programs, and more. This Center was made a reality through the foresight and generosity of James and Anne Robinson. The Center continues to be partially supported by the James & Anne Robinson Foundation and is owned and operated by the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized, consensus-based green building certification system. Buildings are evaluated and awarded LEED certification at one of four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The higher the level, the more aspects of green design and construction must be addressed and documented. Very few buildings reach the Platinum level. Robinson Nature Center was certified as LEED Platinum in February 2012.

Attractions - General Info
  • Days & Hours of Operation: 9AM-5PM, Wednesday-Saturday & Noon-5PM, Sunday
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Wi-Fi Access:
  • Gift Shop/Shopping On Site:
  • Tours Offered: Group visits of 10 or more people must be booked in advance.
  • Public Restrooms:
  • Admission/Ticket Cost: $5 per adult; $3 per child (3-17 years old); Free under 3 years old
  • Off-Premise Catering Available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Banquet capacity varies indoor 120, use of entire building 250-300 for outdoor, Restaurant/bar on property ? No Catering Service providing? No Shuttle Service? NO
  • Largest Room 1540
  • Total Sq. Ft. 25000
  • Space Notes Robinson Nature Center has 3 indoor spaces available for rentals and an outdoor patio space that may be rented in conjunction with the auditorium. Packages are available for large events that require use of public spaces of the facility. For more details, see the Rental Brochure:
  • Theatre Capacity 50
  • Banquet Capacity 120
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 40
Classrooms 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 720
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 24
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Classrooms 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 720
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 24
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1456
  • Width: 28
  • Length: 52
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 78
  • Reception Capacity: 120