Sandy Point State Park

Nature Center and Interpretive Programs

The Sandy Point Nature Center is open everyday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., but hours are subject to change. The Sandy Point Nature Center is open by appointment only from October through April.

​Please call 410-974-2149 or email to book your appointment. Appointments must be booked at least twenty-four hours in advance.

Located at South Beach Plaza, the newly constructed Sandy Point Nature Center can be found between the Concession Building and South Beach Playground. Come inside to learn about the plants and animals that make the Chesapeake Bay their home!

Compare your reach to the wingspan of several birds, play “I Spy” while looking for pollinators in a native plant meadow, learn about the importance of beavers, meet some Bay creatures, see who is in our aquarium, go fishing and crabbing, and so much more! These exhibits incorporate a fun, hands-on learning style, and are fully bilingual to engage both our English- and Spanish-speaking guests.

Various events are hosted in and around the Nature Center. Past events have included beach cleanups, birdhouse painting, seining, and fishing.

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If you’d like a sneak peek inside the Nature Center before your visit, check out this video created by Chesapeake Bay Media. And check out our Flickr photo album documenting the construction and grand opening of this great new addition to Sandy Point!

Interested in volunteering at the Nature Center? Please fill out this form.