Welcome to EcoAdventures
EcoAdventures is an Education, Enrichment, and Conservation organization located in Millersville, Maryland that offers hands-on ecological education to people of all ages. Owned by National Geographic herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr, and marine biologist, Mei Len Sanchez Barr, EcoAdventures offers many enriching programs at our 3800 square foot facility where our guests experience the sounds and sights of our simulated rainforest and our mysterious underwater cave discovery room. And, just outside our backdoor, lies the neighboring Severn Run Wildlife Area- 1700 acres of pristine wilderness ready to be explored.
Here at EcoAdventures there is always something WILD & Exciting going on…
(Business phone hours: 9:30am-5pm)
New Year’s Eve at Noon
Thursday, December 31st 11-1pm
Five, four, three…two…the countdown is on for the New Year, so and bring it on in style at EcoAdventures. Bring out the whole family and join EcoAdventures for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and games. That’s right, afternoon – we’re having a New Years at NOON!!! Lots of little ones can’t stay up until midnight (We can’t even stay up until midnight…), so EcoAdventures is speeding up the clock so that the whole family can celebrate New Years at Noon!!! Watch the ball drop into our crocodile pond in grand style. We will have door prizes, giveaways, and plenty of games, crafts, animal interactions, feeding demonstrations, face painting, snacks, and party favors! EcoAdventures…IS your destination for family fun!!! Space is limited- Sign up now!
Wild & Wacky Jungle Jamboree
November 23, 9-4pm
*limited to 10 participants
Get ready to get wild and wacky in the Jungle of EcoAdventures. Anything goes at today’s camp! Stomp in the swamp with our alligators, swing from the vines with our possum, slither with our snakes and make a splash with our many turtles. We dare you to unleash your WILD side and go a little APE on your day off school. Meet our WILDEST animals, stare them in the eyes, challenge them to a race and see who is more WILD? Make some wacky art with all of our art supplies and recycled materials. We INVITE you to come to our jungle camp and go BANANAS!!!!!
Happy Trails Horse Camp November 23rd 9AM – 1PM
Meet and pick up at Easy Rider Ranch. Giddy up campers…time to saddle up and hit the trails! This half day camp will lead you into a world of horses at the Easy Rider Ranch in Hanover, MD. Campers will make horse crafts, play horse games, learn about safety around horses, grooming, tacking up, and will participate in trail rides (or pony rides for the younger campers). Sign up and saddle up for an amazing adventure at the Easy Rider Ranch with EcoAdventures!
*Cancelled due to the threats made against Washington DC. To be rescheduled for a later date.
Day in the Museum Camp November 23rd 9AM – 4PM
Climb aboard our Eco Van and travel to the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C. where wild animals prowl, butterflies and insects flit about and ancient mummies roam the halls. Get up close and personal with a Jurassic giant, Woolly Mammoth and more. If bling’s your thing, you won’t want to miss the gems and minerals exhibit. Dive into the ocean, and explore all the commotion. This is a Day in the Museum you don’t want to miss!
Animal Super Powers Camp November 24th 9AM – 4PM
Mini Camp: 9:30AM-1PM, $30
EcoAdventures will introduce campers to the most amazing Super heroes in the animal Kingdom!! (see camps page for more details)
Feed the Beast Thanksgiving Feast November 25th 9AM – 4PM
Mini Camp: 9:30AM-1PM, $30
We will feast with the beasts and celebrate Thanksgiving! (See camps page for more details)
Creatures of the Night November 27th 9AM – 4PM
Mini Camp: 9:30AM-1PM, $30
Bring your flashlights, jammies and pillows (we’ll dim the lights) and wake up our nocturnal critters! (See camps page for more details)
Open Playtime Every Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-noon
Come discover our new Open Playtime at EcoAdventures! You asked for open play drop-ins and now you’ve got it! Swing by every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm, for playtime fun in our Jungle. Don’t stay cooped up at home, when you can get a little WILD with our cool creatures (CROCS, SNAKES, & LIZARDS, OH MY! –and many more). Unstructured playtime includes: arts&crafts, discovery tables, dress up center, puppet theater, fossil dig, puzzles/books/toys, hula hoops, scooters and more. Our amazing animals are ALWAYS on display and there will be a LIVE animal interaction (a staff member will bring an animal around for children to meet and touch). $8 per child. *Any participating child (touching animals/play)regardless of age is subject to pay the fees. May use Open Discovery Vouchers. No need to RSVP, just swing on by…SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!
Additional Open Play Dates & Times:
Monday, November 23rd 10AM – 3PM NO Open Play 24th & 26th
Got no time but want to check us out? Drop-in and interact with some of our animals in an exciting 40 minute program. From snakes, to gators, lizards, turtles, hedgehog, or glow in the dark scorpions…it’s different every time. After the program, take some time to look at our animals on exhibit, play in our fossil sand pit outside or take a green screen photo with your favorite animal.
No reservations required! $7/person. *Any participating child (touching animals/play)regardless of age is subject to pay the fees. May use Open Discovery vouchers
Every Friday in the Fall 10:30-11:30am (subject to change)
November 21 st 5-6 PM
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 24th & 27th 10:30-11:30 AM
December 24th 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Register now for the Eco-Explorer After School Club (Grades K – 8)
AWARD WINNING PROGRAM
**Voted 2nd Place for Best Afterschool Program by Severna Park Voice!
Did you know that EcoAdventures proudly donates part of its proceeds to crocodilian and rainforest research and education? Also check out our jungle shop to purchase some sloth merchandise or Crocodilian Advisory Group caps- all proceeds go towards the organizations!! Come to EcoAdventures and make a difference!