Extend classroom learning into the outdoors in your national park!
Look at the stars in our planetarium. Hike to the creek at the heart of our park. Visit a historic flour mill, an 18th century home, or a civil war fort. These experiences, and many others, are available to teachers and students in Rock Creek Park!
Our curriculum-based programms are free but must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please keep in mind the Rock Creek Park Nature Center is closed on Monday through Wednesday. At this time, we are only able to offer planetarium field trips on Thursdays and field trips to Peirce Mill on Fridays.
• Parking for cars, vans and busses is available at the Nature Center.
• Limited parking is available at Peirce Mill
• There are no food facilities in the park, if you plan to visit Peirce Mill or the Nature Center it is best to bring your lunch. Also, there are limited uncovered picnic areas nearby.
Stormy weather. Are we open?
During inclement weather, particularly snow storms and hurricanes, federal offices in the district may be closed. To check if we are open check the OPM website. Click on "operating status" along the top bar. Also check local television and radio broadcasts for announcements.
Need to contact us?
To request a field trip reservation, please contact us via e-mail. You will be sent a reservation request form via e-mail. Reservations cannot be made over the phone.
Running late? Need to change or cancel your reservation?
Call us at 202-895-6070 Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.