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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


Summer
July 1- August 31


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

9am- 5pm
Closed
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 1pm
9am- 1pm

Holiday Hours

September

September

* Historic Huntley program

02 Saturday

* Bread and Butter Tea

(Ages 4 - Adults) 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

The Huntley villa must have hosted many afternoon teas, but probably not one like this where the guests are asked to make their own fresh butter while we share stories about families who lived here. Teddy bears and favorite dolls or trucks are welcome to partake of the simple fare of bread and butter, fruit, homemade pot cheese, and a selection traditional and herbal teas. Includes tour of Huntley House and grounds.

Registration Code: 5784037901

$8 / $10

Evening Stroll

(Ages 6 - Adults) 8:00-10:00pm..

A naturalist takes you on a relaxing stroll through the park at dusk to tour the woods and wetlands to watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

Registration Code: 3403827902
$8 / $10
08 Friday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 11 am.

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.

Registration Code: 3404893902
$10 / $12

* Twilight Hilltop Tour

(Adults) 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: 5783833904

$5 / $7

09 Saturday
Fall Wildflowers ID & Art

(Ages 10 - Adult) 10:00 am - Noon.

Turtlehead, jewelweed, seed box, cardinal flowers; come see our beautiful fall wetland flowers. Discover how they live and how to draw them. Supplies included.

Registration Code: 3404052701
$8 / $10
* Delicious Dairy at Historic Huntley

(Ages 2 - Adult) 11:00 am - Noon.

Churn your own delicious butter and taste fresh cheese you can make at home. Discover how Huntley, once summer home for the wealthy, became a dairy farm. House tour included.

Registration Code: 5784827201
$8 / $10
10 Sunday
* Make Old Fashioned Toys at Huntley

(Ages 4 - Adult) 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Make simple toys to take home and play games like those enjoyed by the children who once lived at Historic Huntley. Special children's house tour and scavenger hunt included.

Registration Code: 5784832601
$7 / $9
15 Friday
Use Your Senses - Sensory Nature Walk

(Adults) 7:00 - 8:30 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 hear.

Registration Code: 3404052601
$7 / $9
16 Saturday
Catch a Critter!

(4 - Adult) 12:00 - 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: 3404051501
$10 / $12

Evening Walk

(Adults) 6:45 - 8:45 pm.

Join naturalist P.J. Dunn to hike the trails after dark as you look and listen for owls, beavers and other night animals.

Registration Code: 3404881801

$8 / $10

17 Sunday
Ancient Plants Sketch Hike

(13 - Adult) 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Huntley's forests are home to certain plants whose ancestors have been with us since dinosaur times! Learn about the ferns, moss and their allies on a 1.5 mile hike (flat terrain) while keeping a complimentary field sketch book provided by Running Brooke Fund

Registration Code: 3404834601
$8 / $10
18 Monday
Nature for Tiny Tots (8 classes)

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 10:55 am.

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: 3404672001
$90 / $105
20 Wednesday
Nature Detectives (8 classes)

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

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: 3404663301
$108 / $123
21 Thursday
Nature for Tiny Tots (8 classes)

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 10:55 am.

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: 3404672002
$90 / $105
Nature Detectives (8 classes)

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

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: 3404663302
$108 / $123
23 Saturday

* Ice Cream at Historic Huntley

(Ages 2 and up) 11:00 am - Noon.

Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley's Harris family may have done. Discover how the histories of ice cream and Huntley follow a similar path from elite luxury to family fare. Tour of ice well and Historic Huntley House included.

Registration Code: 5784039101

$8 / $10

24 Sunday

The Truth About Toadstools

(Ages 16 - Adult) 10:00 am - Noon.

Learn all about mushrooms: how and when they grow, the different types, identification tips and where to find them. This program includes an indoor workshop followed by a guided walk

Registration Code: 3404052901

$8 / $10

29 Friday

STEAM Nature Sleuths (6 classes)

(Ages 4 - 6 yrs) 10:00 - 11:55 am

We introduce early learners to STEAM education (Science, Engineering, Technology, Arts, Math) concepts through active, hands-on investigations and experiments in nature with the guide of a naturalist. Children learn how to use binoculars, magnifying glasses and field microscopes to deepen their observations and investigations. Come outside with us to have fun and learn about the wild world around us!

Registration Code: 3404688801

$106 / $121