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Clearwater Nature Center

11000 Thrift Road
301-297-4575

Located within Cosca Regional Park, Clearwater Nature Center offers a variety of interpretive programs hosted by park naturalists. Environmental education is strongly supported at this facility through interesting exhibits, displays, programs, special events, clubs, trips, and volunteer opportunities. The nature center features a small indoor pond, live animal exhibits, a lapidary workshop, and seasonal gardens. Walk in on your own or visit the facility as part of a group to meet the live mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey (including a Bald Eagle) that reside at the center. Admission is free; nominal fees apply for programs.



Reviews

Michelle

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
A nice place to go. There's a wooden walk way leading up to the entrance with lots of greenery and a fish pond. Animals are mostly reptiles I believe and a rabbit I remember. There is a little cave inside for kids to explore. I remember it was really fun as a child and my niece loved it too. The back has different birds. The staff is nice. Took a star off just because I felt bad some of the animals were in cages, but it's a nice free place to visit.

Jeff Frederick

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Clearwater Nature Center is large for a nature center - but they tend to be small places; it is in a beautiful location among trees in a huge park. There is good hiking to be had on the trails nearby to explore the rest of the park. In the nature center there are a variety of animals in healthy condition. None are difficult to see. Outdoors they have a number of birds of prey including owls, hawks, and even a bald eagle. Great way to spend a couple hours. The map on your GPS will have trouble with the location. It is further down Thrift Road than the main entrance to the park. There is a sign for the nature center. Edit: Google has now fixed the location.

Kawaii Kittle

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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Live animals. Day camps. Environmental learning.

Daena Padilla

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Great little party room and animal show. Staff are caring and knowledgeable. The crow hasn't always been there and I look forward to visiting again when he has found another home. 😮

Shaine Midkiff

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Monday, July 9, 2018
Nice place but, I wish they didn't keep the birds in cages. Birds are meant to fly.

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