Children, and even adults, enjoy listening to a good story – whether it is read in a book or told by an experienced storyteller. Every story is unique even when it is a recurring over generations; changing as it is retold. A good story will free the imagination while a great one will stir the soul.
Award-winning Story Time
One of the most popular activities at the Irvine Nature Center is the Tales and Tails program. Last year, Tales and Tales won the Maryland Family Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Story Time of 2013. What makes Tales and Tails special?
They tell some the best animal stories that bring a large audience every Friday. Afterwards attendees can “meet and greet” with some of Irvine’s animal friends.
This free program is open to all ages without registration. You just need to “show up”. The first session of the New Year is Friday, January 3 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Dates later in the month are January 10, 17, 24, and 31. Tales and Tails continue every Friday throughout the year.
What You Need to Know
The Irvine Nature Center is located at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills across from Jemicy Upper School (click here for directions).
It offers many learning activities for children, families and adults. Families can enjoy hiking, while children will have fun with hands-on activities. Adults can enjoy seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
Admission to the Irvine Nature Center is free, although some programs require a registration fee. Become member of the Irvine Nature Center by clicking here.
The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and the Nature Store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
During the winter season in inclement weather, call before program sessions you signed up for.
So check out Tales and Tales every Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., at the Irvine Nature Center. Further information about the Irvine Nature Center can be found at the link below. Have a great day!
Note: No pets allowed, please
Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117