Rockwood Nature Center

rockwoodDiscover our live snake, turtle, and honeybee exhibits and learn more about the plants and animals of central Virginia. Sign up for one of our archery programs, summer camps, educational programs for children and adults, environmental education programs, or arrange the next outing for your class or other children’s group! Our naturalists are available to answer your questions and expand your understanding of our natural world.

Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Rd. 804-674-1629
Summer Hours begin June 17th, Tuesday-Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Volunteer for Nature:
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. See the latest volunteer offerings at

Facility Rental:
Looking for a unique, private location for your next event? The Rockwood Nature Center multipurpose room is available for rent on a first come, first served basis. An hourly charge will apply. The 1100-plus square foot room has a drop down projection screen, tables and chairs, and multiple sinks. Details: 674-1629

Birthday Parties!
Does your child love animals and being outdoors?  Is your child interested in archery or outdoor adventures?  Share their love of nature with family and friends while enjoying a unique and unforgettable birthday celebration! Celebrations can be scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays and include a professional educator, use of a classroom for two hours, and a visit to the nature center.  Celebrations are $120 for up to 15 children.  Additional children are $10 each, with a maximum of 20.
To schedule your own birthday blast, call Denise Flora at (804) 745-7020.  Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your preferred date.