Hidden Oaks Nature Center, minutes inside the Beltway, features a pond and an interactive exhibit ideal for children two years and up. Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks with butterfly gardens and a playground nearby. Sit a spell on our giant butterfly bench! Inside the nature center, facilities include live animal displays, a climbing "tree" loft/puppet stage, a resource library and the Urban Woodlands: Habitats and Havens interactive exhibit. View the expanded limited impact development parking lot with rain garden at the nature center entrance. Young children with their adults may investigate Nature Playce, an outdoor exploration area, for unstructured play opportunities in the woods. Programs for groups. Visit website for nature center hours. Grounds open dawn to dusk.