A one story building nestled among green leafy trees
The Rock Creek Park Nature Center is a great place to start your visit in the park!

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Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
Near the intersection of Military Road NW and Glover Road NW

Directions to the Nature Center and Planetarium:

From Military Road NW, turn right on to Glover Road NW. Follow Glover Road to the left when it splits at Picnic Grove #13. Continue up the hill and turn left at the sign for the Rock Creek Nature Center and Rock Creek Horse Center. Follow the signs and arrows to the left to access the parking area for the Rock Creek Park Nature Center.


  • Metro stations at Friendship Heights and Fort Totten are the closest to the Nature Center.
  • Take the E-4 bus from either Metro stop.
  • If taking the bus from the Friendship Heights Metro station, you will get off of the bus at the Military + Glover stop.
  • If taking the bus from the Fort Totten Metro station, you will get off of the bus at the Military + Oregon stop.
  • The Nature Center is located up the small paved trail. You will have to cross Military Road NW from the Military + Oregon stop.

Other Major Points of Interest in Rock Creek Park

Peirce Mill and Barn
2401 Tilden Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Near the intersection of Tilden Street NW and Beach Drive

Old Stone House
3051 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Located along M Street NW in the heart of Georgetown

Carter Barron Amphitheatre
4850 Colorado Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
Near the intersection 16th Street NW and Colorado Avenue NW

Meridian Hill Park
15th Street NW & W Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Park is surrounded by 15th Street NW & 16th Street NW on the west and east, as well as Euclid Street NW on the north and W Street NW on the south.

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


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

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