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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306
703-768-2525


Trails open dawn to dark daily


Current Visitor Center Hours


Fall
November


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

11am-4pm
Closed
11am-4pm
11am-4pm
11am-4pm
11am-4pm
11am-4pm

Holiday Hours

April

April

02 Monday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 24mos-42mos) 10:00 to 10:55 am.

8 classes

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals and their habitats through songs, crafts, and activities. Supply fee of $5 is due to instructor at first class. Adult participation is required.

Registration Code: 3402672001
$90 / $105
03 Tuesday
Hatha Yoga in the Park

(Ages 13 to Adult) 8:00to 8:55 aam.

8 classes

Improve your strength and increase your flexibility through the practice of Hatha yoga in a peaceful park setting. All abilities welcome.

Registration Code:3402253301
$93 / $108
04 Wednesday
Nature Detectives

(Ages 3 to 5 yrs) 10:00 - 11:25 pm.

8 classes

During this naturalist-led class, children and parents get the opportunity to explore the natural world through hikes, stories, songs, crafts and other hands-on activities. Additional supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Registration Code:3402663301
$108 / $123
05 Thursday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 24mos-42mos) 10:00 to 10:55 am.

8 classes

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals and their habitats through songs, crafts, and activities. Supply fee of $5 is due to instructor at first class. Adult participation is required.

Registration Code: 3402672002
$90 / $105
Nature Detectives

(Ages 3 to 5 yrs) 1:30 - 2:55 pm.

8 classes

During this naturalist-led class, children and parents get the opportunity to explore the natural world through hikes, stories, songs, crafts and other hands-on activities. Additional supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Registration Code: 3402663302
$108 / $123
7 Saturday
Catch a Critter!

(Ages 4 to Adult) 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Grab a net and join us for a special day with a park scientist to see, touch, and study wetland creatures up close and personal. Use magnifying lenses to study their unique characteristics. What critters live in the wetland? What can these little animals tell us about their home? This rare opportunity to dip-net in the wetland is possible through the guidance of our park naturalists.

Registration Code:3402051501
$12 / $14

Twilight Boardwalk

(6 to Adult), 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Join a park naturalist as they guide you through the forested paths to the wetland and experience the park as it transitions from day into night. Watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents.

Registration code:3402064901
$9 / $11
8 Sunday
Teen Wildlife Rangers

(Ages 13 to 17) 10:00 to 11:55 am.

4 classes

Thinking of getting into the environmental field as a career? Join park naturalists on outdoor adventures and field studies in nature. Study the natural sciences like the interconnectedness of plants, animals and humans. Learn what it is like to work at a nature preserve and the important responsibilities we take on to protect, research and enjoy this thriving park!

Registration Code: 3402061201
$87 / $102
12 Thursday

Huntley in the 20th Century

(Adults) 1:00-2:30 pm.

Schemes and Dreams, Subs and Bombers. Meet at Historic Huntley and then car pool to the other side of the park to see first-hand traces of the park's 20th century history, arguably the park's most important time period. Discover the role Huntley played in the nation's defense. Learn about the schemer who accidentally made Huntley Meadows Park possible and the dreamer who defended it. Tour includes a mile stroll on easy ground.

Registration code:5782062901
$7/ $9
15 Sunday
Use Your Senses - Sensory Nature Walk

(Adults) Noon - 1:30 pm.

Join a park naturalist on a walk through the park using your senses. What can you hear if not distracted by sight? Can you smell a wetland? What can you see if you take time to look? Slow down and experience a nature walk from a different perspective, one of touch, smell, taste and sound.

Registration code: 3402052601
$8/ $10
20 Friday
Symphony of Frogs: Families

(Ages 6 to Adult), 7 - 9 pm.

Come discover Huntley's amphibian orchestra! Join a naturalist for an indoor discussion and a guided walk to listen for serenading frogs and toads! Learn the calls of a bull frog, southern leopard frog, green frog, tree frog, American toad and more.

Registration code:3402064601
$9/ $11
21 Saturday

Wetlands Spring to Life: Sketch Hike

(Ages 10 - Adult) 10 aam - Noon.

Join artist and naturalist Margaret Wohler to explore and sketch the wetland as it wakes up for spring! Learn to identify and draw the first plants and animals that spring to life! Enhance your observation and sketching skills in this fun and dynamic program.

Registration Code:3402064101
$9 / $11

Wetland at Dusk

(Adults) 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest and wetland paths. Look and listen for wildlife settling down or waking up during the transition of day to night.

Registration Code: 3402065001
$9 / $11
22 Sunday

Get Ready for Warbler Migration!

(Adults) 8 - 11 am.

Learn or refresh your warbler calls and identification skills with this engaging educational session. Common warbler migrants of Huntley Meadows will be covered.

Registration Code: 3402064201
$10 / $12
26 Thursday

The Women of Historic Huntley

(16 - Adult) 1 - 2 pm.

A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer's daughter, a military wife; Historic Huntley has been home to some interesting women and has seen the lives of women change dramatically since the house was built in 1825. See Huntley from a refreshingly different view as we stroll the house and grounds.

Registration Code: 5782062801
$5 / $7
27 Friday

Twilight Hilltop Tour

(16 - Adult) 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Registration Code: 5782833901
$5 / $7