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National Wildlife Visitor Center

Posted by on January 30, 2012

Field Trip: National Wildlife Visitor’s Center
Location: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708-4027
Contact: 301/497-5580
Grades: PreK and up


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About the Museum:

The largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior, this unique U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facility is located on the 12,841 acre Patuxent Research Refuge.

The Visitor Center is designed to provide visitors with knowledge and appreciation of the role of wildlife research in preserving the earth’s vital resources. Interactive exhibits focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird routes, wildlife habitats, and endangered species recovery efforts. Surrounding forests, lakes and trails provide opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation, educational programs and group tours. State-of-the-art exhibits demonstrate the value of wildlife research and the importance of making informed choices for the good of our environment.

In addition to the center, there are hiking trails and a tram ride, where you can see beaver lodges and more throughout the Refuge.

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