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

Valentine’s Day Open Play

February 14th 10:30am – 12:30pm

$8 per child

Come on in and celebrate your love with the little ones for a fun time at ECOADVENTURES!  We will have an indoor small moon bounce, valentines day crafts, discovery tables, sand play, puppet theater play, dress up corner, scooters and animal interactions throughout. We will also have a baby alligator feeding/training demonstration.  Face painting is available for a small fee.

Valentine’s Day PJ Party

February 14th 5 – 8pm

$30 per child ($7 discount for siblings)

OR if you DON’T HAVE A SITTER? No problem! Drop off your kids for a Valentine’s Day PJ Party- Includes a pizza party,  decorate your own V-DAY cookie snack, create Valentine’s day crafts or cards, have a dance party, games, and of course animal interactions!!  
* Must have a minimum of 6 participants for this program to run.

Open Play times

Every Tuesday,  Thursday  10:30-noon and Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm

*No Open Play on Wednesday February 10th (due to AACPS early dismissal day/we have our afterschool program)


 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!

Jungle Express

Fridays 10:30-11:30am

*Special Jungle Express on Monday February 15th and 22nd, 10:30-11:30



(subject to change if we have a field trip or other programming scheduled – check on website for updated schedule)

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). 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. 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!