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 M-F)

Due to birthday parties-weekend tours by appointment only

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 APRIL 16th 11-1pm

Come on in and celebrate Mother Earth at ECOADVENTURES!  We will have: 

*Moonbounce  *Pony Rides from Easy Rider Ranch     *Live Animal Interactions  *Green Screen photos with your favorite animal   *Earth Day themed Crafts and Carnival Games  *Balloon Twisting  *Face Painting 

Food from:

Jeno’s Steaks
Desserts from Little Village Bakery
Mr. Rob’s Snow Cones
Vendors & Organizations:
Kinder Farm Park Goat Squad
John Fishback Nature Programs
Jacobson Elementary Green Team
Department of Natural Resources Parks
MD Natural Resources Police- Boat safety/ hunting information and giveaways
SPCA with animals for adoption
Moon Dog (All Natural Bath and Body Products)
Brush, Water & Color (Water Color Paintings by Trish Doty)
Graystone Studio (Handcrafted Jewelry)
The Brickhouse
Stella and Dot jewelry
LuLaRoe Clothing
ECO-EXPLORER CLUB- after school program
Performances from: 
Outside Field/bleachers: 11:15 am Docksiders Gymnastics Team  
12:00 pm Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Inside EcoAdventures:  
11:30 Meet Gigantor and National Geographic TV host/author and EcoAdventures’ owner Dr. Brady Barr
12:15  Amazing Bella and Mario Dog show!  
Baby alligator feeding/training demonstration  

Come join the fun!  Festival and performances are free outside. Certain vendors have fees for item/food sales.  $7 per person to come inside EcoAdventures.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Jing Ying Institute     www.JingYing.org        410-431-5200

The Brickhouse  www.naptownbricks.com    410-571-3089

It’s time to vote for Best of Severna Park! PLEASE, Pretty PLEASE- we want to win this year!! If you like us- Take two minutes to cast your vote via this link below! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE-  Vote us for : Best Camps, Party venue, after school program, place to work, and children’s activity center!


Cast Your vote for the Best of Severna Park NOW!


The Rules:

· Nominees must be located within the Severna Park Voice distribution area zip codes – 21146 (Severna Park), 21012 (Arnold) and 21108 (Millersville).

· Voter must submit at least 10 nominations for the ballot to be valid.

· If you are nominating a business that has multiple locations, please specify the exact location you are nominating in the same box as the nominee.

· ONE entry per person.

The Dates:

· Deadline for survey submission is on Friday, March 25, at 5:00 pm.

· The winners will be announced in the April 7 issue of the Voice.

Open Play times

April:  Every Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm except 4/6- Jungle Express 10:30-11:30am 

Wednesday, April 27th **Early Dismissal day (AACPS)  2:00-4:00pm

Thursday April 28th, 1:00-2:30pm


May: Every Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm

**except May 24th 1-2:30pm

Thursday, May 19th *CHANGED 1:00-2:30pm

Thursday, May 26th * No school for Kindergarten (AACPS) 

*Special Open Play hours-**CHANGED:1:00pm-2:30m

Tues , May 31  10:30am-12:30pm

 ** Can change if we book a field trip- Please check back the day of for dates and times


 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). Come discover our new Open Play times which are recommended for preschoolers or early elementary age children. Play times are unstructured (without the formal presentation that we offer at a Jungle Express) and include: 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).  Small moon bounce is available for groups of 5 or more.

$10 per child.  Please note that Open Plays are the only family programs where adults are free. Any participating child (touching animals/play) regardless of age is subject to pay the  fees.  May use Open Discovery Vouchers.  Prices have gone up as of 2/5 to reflect inflation costs.

No need to RSVP, just swing on by…SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!

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April:  Friday, April 1st 10:30-11:30am

Sunday April 3rd, 2:00-3:00pm

Saturday April 9th 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th 10:30-11:30am


*Dates are subject to change. Please double check schedule before coming in due to scheduling field trips.

*Depending on our birthday party schedule/bookings, we add Jungle Express and Open Plays accordingly to the public. Please like us/follow us on Facebook or twitter for last minute add ons or keep checking back on our website.

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 or even feed an animal-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 (weather permitting) or take a green screen photo with your favorite animal. Jungle Express is recommended  for ages 3 1/2 – 100!  This is a 40-45 minute animal presentation.  For younger children we recommend the Open Playtime (see above). 

No reservations required! $7 per person (adults and children). May use Open Discovery vouchers


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!