Winter Lights: Saunter through dazzling displays of more than one million lights at Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights(opens in a new tab). The winter light exhibition opens this Friday, November 18, to Sunday, November 20, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. All visitors five and older must have advanced tickets.
Animals: Join the community science Project FeederWatch(opens in a new tab)at Locust Grove Nature Center on Friday, November 18, 11 am, and help staff count birds at their feeders. What do Brookside Nature Center’s animal ambassadors eat for lunch? Find out on Sunday, November 20, 1:30 pm, during Feed Me! Feed Me!(opens in a new tab)
Exploration: Our nature centers offer other opportunities to explore nature. Meadowside Nature Center’s Sensory Friendly Days(opens in a new tab) on Friday, November 18, 10 am, provides self-guided outdoor activities and a fall craft for families with individuals who have sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder, or developmental disabilities.
Enjoy a nature or animal story with your little one at Nature Story Time(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, November 20, at 3:30 pm. Then, do a craft, play a game, take a short hike, or visit with an animal friend.
At Maydale Nature Classroom, take the family on a Night Hike(opens in a new tab) on Friday, November 18, 7 pm, or work together to find everything during the Fall Scavenger Hunt(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, November 19, 2 pm.
Give Montgomery Parks shout in the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade(opens in a new tab) in downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, November 19, 10 am to 12 pm. For these and other events, visit the calendar of events(opens in a new tab) and “Things to Do(opens in a new tab)” on the Montgomery Parks website.