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National Wildlife Visitor Center - US Fish & Wildlife Service @ Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708
(301) 497-5760
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    The National Wildlife Visitor Center is one of the largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior. This unique facility seeks to impart to young and old alike an increased knowledge of and appreciation for the earth’s vital resources. It highlights the work of professional scientists who strive to improve the condition of wildlife and their habitats. Interactive exhibits focus on global environmental issues, migratory bird studies, habitats, endangered species, creature life cycles and the research tools and techniques used by scientists. The Visitor Center also offers hiking trails, wildlife management demonstration areas, and outdoor education sites for school classes. A large auditorium and meeting rooms can accommodate national and international scientific conferences, environmental meetings, teacher workshops, environmental lectures, and traveling displays.