Buddie Ford Nature Center. Photo credit: FamilyTripGuides.com.

Buddie Ford Nature Center

Alexandria, VA - Indoor Play

Buddie Ford Nature Center is an incredible hidden gem in Alexandria, Virginia! This is my kids favorite nature center in northern Virginia (and we've been to 6 I believe!) Also, check their website for their story time and animal feeding times. There are about 35 live animals, insects and reptiles as well as a reading nook, kids microscope and more. The staff was so nice to take the time to answer all my kid’s questions and let them touch some of the animals. See nature up close at this nature center in Alexandria City!

Hours & Tickets
  • Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Free or Paid: Free
  • Cost: Free!
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: No
  • Website: Link
Amenities & More Info
  • Restrooms
  • Parking Lot
  • ♿  Wheelchair Friendly
  • Indoors
  • For Kids of All Ages

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