Rentals & Parties

Looking for a location to hold your child's next birthday, a meeting of your community group or a private business event?

The Croydon Creek Nature Center's classrooms and adjacent exhibit area can be configured to meet your needs and are available to rent hourly.

Our campfire ring can also be rented for gatherings. We start the campfire and provide the wood!

Rental reservations must be made in person. A $100 security deposit plus the full cost of the rental is due at the time of booking. More information on rentals including cancellation policies can be found in the Rental Guideline document linked below.

Rental Rates

Resident or City BusinessNon-ResidentCommunity Organization
Classroom A or B$50/hour$65/hour$40/hour
Classroom B$50/hour$65/hour$40/hour
Basement Exhibit Area$75/hour$90/hour$65/hour
Campfire Ring$65/hour$80/hour$55/hour
Still have questions? Contact:

Croydon Creek Nature Center
852 Avery Road
Rockville, MD 20851
Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Rental Options

Classroom A photo

Classroom A

Capacity: 30

Our large, window-filled classroom on the main floor is fully equipped with tables and chairs and vinyl plank floors. It is easily accessible from our main floor.
Classroom B

Classroom B

Capacity: 30

Located on the lower level, our classroom is fully furnished with tables, chairs, a whiteboard, carpet and tile floor. This classroom has no windows. The lower level has elevator access.
Downstairs Exhibit Space

Exhibit Area

Capacity: 60

Our large, open exhibit area can accommodate larger groups. The space can be set up with tables and chairs. It is located on the lower level with tiled floors and elevator access.
A ring of benches in the grass around a campfire

Campfire Ring

Capacity: 30

Our campfire ring can be rented for your next gathering. Bench seating is available for 30 people. We start the fire and provide the firewood. One 6 foot table can be provided. There is no alternative indoor space for this rental space, so rentals will be rescheduled or canceled with a full refund in the case of inclement weather.