Croydon Creek Nature Center

852 Avery Road

The Croydon Creek Nature Center (CCNC) is just a short distance from vibrant downtown Rockville. The center is nestled on 120 acres of forest preserve, open meadow areas and a winding creek bustling with a variety of wildlife.

What We Do

The Nature Center presents a world of discovery through interpretive exhibits, informative programs and the exploration of an urban forest. There is no cost to visit the nature center however there are fees associated with many of our programs.


Amélie Rousseau

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Very nice place for kids, lot of toys and live animals (snakes,turtles, owl). perfect place for a cold/rainy day. Next time I will try some activities.

Shana Westlake

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Great nature center with awesome early childhood programs. Their Halloween event, the Croydon Creep, is my favorite one for toddlers and preschoolers in town.

Garret Conover

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great hiking trail and nature center. A good educational experience for kids too.

Allison Koski

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Free to the public with live animals, interesting toys and activities, and nature trails.

Vera Gilbert

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Awesome place for the family adventure