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!

Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Saturday, October 8, 7:00-9:30 pm

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

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.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5 with an adult

 Tuesdays This Fall

Session 1: 9:45 am – 10:45 am  

Session 2: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm                                      

Session 3: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

 $36/member; or $44/non-member for Sept/Oct/Session

$27/member; or $33/non-member for Nov/Session

  • September 6: Dragons and Damsels
  • September 13: Monarch Madness
  • September: 20: Fintastic Fish
  • September: 27 Solar Power
  • October 4: Hoo-ray for Owls
  • October 11: Crazy Camouflage
  • October 18: Pumpkin Party
  • October 25: Track or Treat
  • November 1: Rock On
  • November 8: Be-Leaf It!
  • November 15: Turkey Tales

Summer Camp At Eden Mill

Join us for a summer camp adventure at Eden Mill! Meet the critters in the nature center, explore the park, the creek, the wetlands, and make memories with new friends.

Ages 6-11




Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips

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

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

Mindfulness Hike and Kundalini Yoga

Join us for a gentle stroll through the Eden Mill trails where we will use all of our senses to observe our deep connection to nature.  Afterwards we will set up our mats and move into a short Kundalini yoga practice.  Kundalini yoga is a meditative yoga practice, where we move through various poses and breathing techniques in order to center the mind and restore balance to the body.

Programmer:  Bridgette Jester

$7/member or $10/non-member per date

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.

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

Programmer: Jill Kane

$12/member or $14/non-member

Addicks duck photo

Wildlife Photography

Explore the Eden Mill property and learn how to photograph the vas array of wildlife found in and around the park!  Learn more about the how, when, and where of wildlife photography.  All skill levels are welcome.  We will be outside for the program so please dress accordingly for the weather!  Bring your own camera, lens(es), and other equipment.  

Programmer: Matthew Addicks

Age Restricted Program: Ages 16+

 $11/member or $13/non-member 

Wee Wonders Summer 2021

Wee Wonders Summer

A multi day program for your wee one. Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Each day we will enjoy nature games and activities, a story, craft and a hike exploring the landscape.
exploring the landscape.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5 with an adult

$63/member, $52 member sibling or $78/non-member

Parks and Rec Programs at Eden Mill

Preschool Programs!
Preschool 5-Senses Hike: Saturday, November 19 from 10:00am-11:00am.
Hawk Watch: Saturday, October 8 from 10:00am-11:00am.
Full Moon Wildlife Hike: Saturday, October 8 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Fall Colors Hike: Saturday, October 15 from 10:00am-11:30am.
Homeschool Programs!
Nature Homeschool- Forest Floors: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Nature Art Homeschool: Wednesdays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 12:15pm-2:00pm.
Nature Homeschool- Native Americans: Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Nature Art Homeschool: Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16 from 12:15pm-2:00pm.

Owl Pellet Dissection: Thursday, November 17 from 10:00am-11:30am.
Fall Full Moon Campfire: Saturday, November 12 from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Youth Programs!
School's Out, Nature's In: Friday October 21, or Tuesday November 8 from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Family Feed Programs!
Every Tuesday at a time of your choosing!
Saturdays, October 15 and 29, or November 12 and 26 at a time of your choosing!


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.  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.

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.