Black Hill Visitor Center

Maryland Field Trips

Field Trip:

Black Hill Visitor Center

Location: 20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Phone: 301-528-3493
Grades: PreK – 12th
Subject: Nature, Environment, Science
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, Daily
Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
Cost: Free for all private, public, and home schools in Montgomery County
$6 per out-of-county student
Free for chaperones and teachers
Parking: Free on-site parking

  • Automated main entrance
  • Accessible routes throughout exhibits
  • Sign language interpreter for public programs

County location

Museum Resources to Help Make the Most of Your Trip

NO Free Lesson Plans NO Docent Tours
NO Online Activities NO Homeschool Programs
yes Classes/Workshops yes Scout Badge Programs
NO Trunk and/or Travelling Program NO Virtual tour

About the Black Hill Visitor Center:

Black Hill Visitor Center is located in Boyds, Maryland, overlooking Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park. The center is home to the Black Hill Nature Programs. The Visitor Center hosts an information desk, restrooms, exhibits, children’s corner, auditorium, and naturalist staff offices. 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. The Visitor Center is a perfect place to get more information about the park, attend a nature program, or purchase a boating permit.

Black Hill Visitor Center and Nature Programs (BHNP) is a Maryland Green Center as certified by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators. As a Green Center, they provide support to schools in Montgomery and Frederick Counties as they work to become Maryland Green Schools. BHNP provides curriculum based field trips, sustainable practices guidance, Green School application support, professional development for educators and more!



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