National Wildlife Visitor Center Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-497-5763

Prince George's

Capital Region
Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center
Wildlife in its native habitat. View interactive state-of-the-art exhibits, hike trails or take a seasonal tram tour through forest, wetland and meadow habitats.
Daily, 9am-4:30pm (except federal holidays).
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April 17, 2019
Ruth G
We recently visited this hidden gem, nestled in a forest in Laurel. Unfortunately, the weather was too cold for us to walk around the little lake. But we enjoyed the exhibits inside the building. The...
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March 19, 2019
We’ve been visiting and volunteering for years at this huge island of green between busy Baltimore and Washington. The Refuge offers programs for all ages, including bird walks, and is the only...
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October 25, 2018
Who would have known that this place was so nice right here in our own backyard ? we arrived at the wildlife center just for a little walk in the park , not realizing that we were about to see some...