For Teachers

An artistic representation of our solar system

Planetarium Education

The planetarium provides students with an opportunity to view the motion of the stars, constellations, moon, and planets in tonight's sky.

Students conducting experiments in Rock Creek

Environmental Education

Students can touch live animals, learn about habitats, study and conduct real field experiments where life happens in Rock Creek Park!

Jeanne, the miller, teaches students how the mill works

History, culture, and technology

Students learn about the foods they eat, life in rural 1800s Washington, D.C., and the role mills played in the industrial revolution

Stdents getting off of a bus outside the Rock Creek Park Nature Center

Plan a field trip

You can see live animals, perform field studies, see a historic mill or visit a home from colonial America, or a civil war fort.

The Urban Wildlife Kit spread out on a picnic table

In the classroom

Perhaps one of our traveling trunks can help you in class, or maybe you would like one of our staff to assist with classroom activities.

lesson plans fanned out over a poster of

Curriculum materials

Review our park's education lessons and use some of our activities to bring your in-class lessons and park visit together


Last updated: November 10, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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