(443) 973-4016

" serve as a source of inspiration, education and beauty for the general public." — Anne E. Robinson

Drawing on the legacy of Anne Robinson, the James and Anne Robinson Foundation aspires to ensure the Robinson Nature Center's long-term success by building community support and securing philanthropic patronage for the Center while advancing the Center's mission of bridging the gap between people and nature.

Encouraging Environmental Stewardship Through the Robinson Nature Center

The Robinson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland. Our volunteers, advisors, trustees, and staff work to promote environmental stewardship throughout Howard County and beyond. We have a passion for the natural world and for the human community that depends upon it.

Middle Patuxent River

Immerse yourself in local wildlife and plants native to the Middle Patuxent River at the Robinson Nature Center. Not only is this 23,000-square-foot facility dedicated to environmental education, but it features sustainable design and green building concepts.

Nature Center
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Whether you love bird photography or archaeological artifacts, all kinds of nature appreciation events are open to the public at the Center. We also work with local organizations to meet environmental goals.

Our Programs
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You can help by volunteering your time and expertise or donating funds for vital programs, such as events, awards, or grants, or for our Foundation endowments. We greatly appreciate contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Support Us
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Explore the history of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area and the family of James and Anne Robinson. Through the nature center we support, our foundation wants to share the knowledge about local history, archaeology, environment, and culture.



Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (443) 973-4016
Fax: (240) 755-0128

Friends of the Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 313-0400

Robinson Foundation or Friends of The Robinson Nature Center

Service Area
Columbia, MD, and a 50-Mile Radius Of Howard County

Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After Hours By Appointment

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