Carrie Murray Nature Center

Mary Hardcastle, Director
1901 Ridgetop Rd.
Baltimore, Md.  21207

Carrie Murray

Explore nature and discover the plants and animals that live in Baltimore City! The Carrie Murray Nature Center was established in the mid 1980s through a generous donation from Orioles baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray. It is named in honor of his mother, Carrie Murray, who believed that all children should have access to the wonder of nature. The recently refurbished facility is wheelchair accessible and features animal exhibits, three classroom spaces, a lodge room with a working fireplace, and a commercial kitchen. Visitors from Baltimore City and surrounding counties participate in year-round nature programs and activities such as native animal presentations, nature hikes, owl prowls, watershed/stream conservation, bird, insect and tree identification, and summer Nature Camp.

Carrie Murray is located inside historic Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, the largest urban wilderness park east of the Mississippi. The 1200-acre park features over 20 miles of paved and natural surface trails, which pass through mature forest and meadows, and along streams and picnic areas. The nature center also provides school field trips and off-site visits through a robust and engaging environmental education program.

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