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Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium

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Shady Summer Hikes

This is a great place to hike and bike with many trails shaded by a canopy of trees, hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland
Great place to visit with grandkids

My grandkids (8 and 11) gave me a trip to the Ri9ck Creek Nature Center and Planetarium for... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Donald B
Bethesda, MD
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10 Jul 2017
“Shady Summer Hikes”
13 Feb 2017
“Great place to visit with grandkids”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20015-1008
+1 202-895-6070
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great place to hike and bike with many trails shaded by a canopy of trees, hiking trails without bikes but maybe a few horses from the nearby stable. Walk along the creek, some slight elevations but mostly pretty flat. Picnic tables in...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My grandkids (8 and 11) gave me a trip to the Ri9ck Creek Nature Center and Planetarium for Christmas. Went lst weekend and had a fine time. The Nature Center has exhibits of local animals and plants quite well done with good explanations. The Planetarium...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect for families. Went with young grandchildren and their parents. Nicely installed and designed up-to-date educational exhibits of local/native flora and fauna, including some live animals and plants. Very helpful park ranger who gave information about hiked in the park. Fabulous stable nearby too.

Thank SBallCT
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Rock Creek Park has a wonderful nature Center for adults and young children, lots of picnic areas, a stables, and many opportunities to hike in varied parts of the park. What's wonderful for hikers is, not only the park's proximity to several key roads and...More

2  Thank DCLizzy
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Even though close to the typical DC noise and crowds, the park offers a nice opportunity for some solitude and quiet. Definitely; worth the time to venture and explore the well-laid out trail system. For extra assurance, I would suggest visiting the park during daytime...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We were hoping to get some good photos of the scenery, but it was not the right time of the year. However, summer or fall would be beautiful. The attendant at the nature center was helpful and marked the scenic places on a map for...More

Thank Trent W
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I decided to check this place out and what a surprise. The Rock Creek Park Nature and Planetarium is full with information about native plants and habitats. The place is run by the U.S. Park Services. It is located on top of the hill hidden...More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

The speaker could of been moee lively, the the exhibit was cool. The trails can be rough so you have to wear proper shoes. The views are amazing. All in all I had a great day

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Hidden in Rock Creek Park, the Nature Center and Planetarium includes taxidermy displays of the many plants and animals that thrive in the Park. Perfect for children, there are also live turtles, fish, and snakes, as well as crafts and puppets. Rangers are available to...More

3  Thank MegtheHealer
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