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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Black Hill Discovery Center

Black Hill Discovery Center is located in Boyds, Maryland, overlooking Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park.

The Discovery Center hosts an information desk, restrooms, exhibits, children’s corner, auditorium, and naturalist staff offices. It is a perfect place to get more information about the park, attend a nature program, or take a break to enjoy a glorious sunset

Outside surrounding the center, are natural play spaces perfect for fun exploration, native plant gardens maintained by wonderful volunteers, a pond, meadow, and a one-of-a-kind Earth Bench.

Black Hill Regional Park is open for exercise and the enjoyment of fresh air, open, green space from sunrise to sunset.

Black Hill Discovery Center is a Maryland Green Center as certified by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators.

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As a Green Center, we provide support to schools in Montgomery and Frederick Counties as they work to become Maryland Green Schools.  Black Hill Discovery Center provides curriculum-based field trips, sustainable practices guidance, Green School application support, professional development for educators and more!

Teacher-Naturalist  ~~ The Teacher-Naturalist program at Black Hill Discovery Center (BHDC) is a 4 to 6-week intensive professional development opportunity for local teachers. Teachers will be given opportunities to learn best environmental education practices from park naturalists and staff first-hand. Teachers will be required to develop a project that fits the educational needs and goals of BHDC and to bring their students on a field experience during the school year.

campfire ring rentals

Campfire Ring Permits available 7 days a week, 3 hours/$150 permit fee. Firewood and fire starter materials are included. Call 301.528.3489 or email BlackhillNature@montgomeryparks.org