Family & Children’s Programs

 Below are just a few of the amazing programs we normally offer throughout the year.  Contact us if you have any questions and we can’t wait to see you!

Owl Prowl

Join us after dark to search the woods of Eden Mill for some of Maryland’s native owls and wildlife!

Learn about these incredible creatures while we call them, and track them through the woods.

Programmer: Jill

Age Restricted Program: 8 and over; 15 and under with a registered adult

$12/member or $14/non-member

Homeschool Environmental Study Series

Learn from the past and look to the future! Participants will increase environmental literacy studying a different  environmentalist each month.  We will  explore the issues they were passionate about through literature, journaling,     activities and hikes.  We will reflect on the impact they made and ways to continue their efforts.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages : 6-11 years

Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm


Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape. 3 Sessions to choose from!

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5, with an adult

 $9/member; or $11/non-member per date/session

Nutty Squirrels

Batty for Bats


Not So Spooky Spiders

Falling Leaves

Gobble Gobble Turkey

Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Join Adam Elliott, a professional storyteller, licensed educator, historical researcher, and paranormal investigator, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt featuring cutting-edge tech equipment.  Enjoy some chilling local ghost stories, hear and see paranormal evidence collected at past investigations, and participate in guided ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting).

 Programmer: Adam Elliott

Age Restricted Program: Ages 10 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$12/member; $17/non-member

Date: Saturday, October 14

Time: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips


Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This canoe trip is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Bring your family, group, or a friend and enjoy the wildness of Deer Creek.

Age Restricted Program: 6 and older.

  • 6-8 years: 1 adult : 1 child
  • 9-15 years: 1 adult : 2 children

 $12/member or child; $15/ non-members

Minimum of 2 participants per canoe

Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and select Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band or tag around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number

Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. Select dates in the spring and fall.  Free.  No pre-registration needed.  All ages.

If you have found or harvested a banded bird, please report it at You’ll need the band number, or numbers, if the bird has more than one band.

Parks and Rec Programs at Eden Mill

Preschool Programs!
Preschool Halloween Party: Saturday, October 28 from 10:00am-11:00am.
Turkeys and Tots: Saturday, November 25 from 10:00am-11:00am.

Family Programs!
Solar Eclipse Viewing: Saturday, October 14 from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
National Take a Hike Day: Friday, November 17 from 10:00am-11:00am.
Fall Frolic Hike: Saturday, November 18 from 10:00am-11:30a

Homeschool Programs!
Beautiful Birds: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, and 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Wildlife Wonders: Wednesdays, November 1, 8, and 15 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Family Feed Programs!
Every Tuesday at a time of your choosing. Must pre-register. Limited to one family per date!
Critter Chowdown: Saturdays, October 7 and 21 from 1:00pm-2:00pm.


Richard Anderson’s Creature Features

Contact us for more information about this program

Eden Mill is proud to partner with Richard Anderson to make his Creature Features low cost education programs available to Maryland school students.