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Montgomery Parks February Nature Center programs

Home / Montgomery Parks February Nature Center programs
A groundhog stands alert in a field of grass.

WHEATON, Md. —Join Montgomery Parks for maple sugaring, night hikes, searching for groundhogs and birding. These activities and more are on tap this February.

February nature center programs include: 

Maple Sugar Walk | Various dates throughout the month | Various times
Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton

Join a Park naturalist and go on a maple sugaring hike at our maple grove. Learn how maple sap is collected and turned into maple syrup. Register for Maple Sugar Walk. Ages 6 and older. $7.

In Search of the Groundhog! | February 2 | 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville

Spend Groundhog Day on a mystery scavenger hunt to find the missing groundhog. Afterwards, return to the nature center for hot cocoa and a groundhog craft. All ages. Register for In Search of the Groundhog!. $5.

(Almost) Full Moon Hike | February 2 | 7–8 p.m.
Maydale Nature Classroom, 1638 Maydale Drive, Colesville

Explore the outdoors and learn about nocturnal animals. All ages. Register for (Almost) Full Moon Hike. $6.

A Night Under the Stars | February 9 | 5:30–7 p.m.
Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda

Enjoy a magical full moon hike and campfire. Participants are welcome to bring food to warm over the fire, we’ll provide marshmallows. Register for A Night Under the Stars. Ages 18 and older. $8.

Go to Montgomery Parks event calendar for a complete list of special events and programming and to learn how to sign up using ActiveMontgomery.

Visit the Winter 2023-2024 Montgomery Parks Program Guide.

About Montgomery Parks      

Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems.


Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Program Access for more information.