Welcome to EcoAdventures

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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.

Find out more about us and meet our staff & animals!

Here at EcoAdventures there is always something WILD & Exciting going on…


(Business phone hours:  9:30am-5pm)

Upcoming Eventsslider-frog


Fear Factor Camp October 16th 9AM – 4PM

In this high energy, excitement packed, hair raising, test of wills, campers will compete in a series of challenges and dares to probe their fears and put their determination to the test!

Fear Factor Mini Camp 9:30AM-1PM (Ages 3-5, must be potty trained)

Celebrate Halloween, dress up in costumes, trick or treat, play games, crafts and meet creepy animals!


Family Halloween Event Saturday, October 31st 10:30AM – 12PM

Hold a giant spider, kiss a toad, scorpion up your sleeve, or eat a BUG? Yikes! They’re all tests that each contestant might face. Tarantulas, cockroaches, snakes and eels – you never know what it’s going to be. It’s all random, so keep your fingers crossed when you flip over a coconut and find what challenge awaits you. It’s not for the faint of heart! Sign up fast and flip over your first coconut…if you dare!! Costumes optional.

*Interactive discovery tables, games, creepy crafts, fossil dig, moon bounce (weather permitting), trick or treats, live animals and more!

*Face painting available and Green Screen Photos (extra fee)


*Any participating (touching animals, craft, trick or treat,) child regardless of age is subject to pay the fee.


Calling All Chefs Friday, November 20th 6PM – 7:30PM

Calling All Chefs: The Greatest Chef Challenge of All Times!

We’re cooking up a fun- filled culinary adventure here at EcoAdventures. Our jungle is your kitchen and our animals are your inspiration. Gather in the jungle for a hands on animal presentation and let your imagination run WILD. Each chef will decorate their own apron and teams will be presented with an array of delectable food items (allergy friendly choices available). The “Greatest Challenge of All Times” is to create a culinary masterpiece of an animal in it’s habitat. Be forewarned, we will be throwing in a “culinary curve ball.” Our panel of esteemed judges will present awards to teams for the MOST CREATIVE, MOST REALISTIC and MOST HILARIOUS creation.


Open Playtime Every Tuesday & Thursday

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!


Jungle Express

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)

No Jungle Express Friday, Nov 6th (due to field trip)

Sunday,  Sept 20th 1:30-2:30pm

Sunday,  Sept 27th 11-12pm

Sunday,Oct 11th 3-4pm




Come see EcoAdventures’ animals and staff at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! We are in the Dragon’s Den located near Gate C.


Register now for the Eco-Explorer After School Club (Grades K – 8)


**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!