Nature Center

COVID-19 NOTICE: Closed for use effective March 24, 2020 until further notice.

At over 5,000 square feet, the Broadlands Nature Center is the highlight of the community. Multiple events are hosted throughout the year. It not only houses animals, but is also the HOA staff offices. Stop by to visit our furry and scaly residents.

Additionally, the Broadlands Nature Center offers year-round programs to the residents of the Broadlands. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday per month from 10am-2pm (No HOA business on Saturdays). Please check the community marquees or call the Nature Center for Saturday dates changes. You can now like the Broadlands Nature Center on Facebook.


Nature Center Surveillance System: Camera Policy

Broadlands Naturalist: The Naturalist’s hours vary, please contact the HOA office at 703-729-9704 or email for information. Sign up for the Naturalist Newsletter by sending an email to so you don’t miss out on up-coming Nature Center Events and Programs.

Free Little Library Now Ready to Use at the Nature Center

What is a Free Little Library? It is a small model of a building that looks similar to a fancy mailbox or bird house that is used for people in a community to share books with one another. Because we are a Nature Center, our library will feature nature themed books.  Broadlands residents and other Broadlands Nature Center visitors will be able to stop by to donate nature themed books to the library, borrow books and return them, keep them or pass them on. There is no need to officially check out the books. They will also be able to sign the library guest book. If you have any extra field guides or nature books you would like to donate to help us keep it stocked, you can leave them in the box outside the naturalist’s office (next to Sunny the corn snake) in the Nature Center. You can learn more about the Little Free Library movement at


If you are interested in volunteering to help take care of the animals at the Nature Center, please contact the Naturalist at or see Youth Naturalist Application and Info

ans Center Activities and Naturalist Programs

For a list of the current Nature Programs, please select: Nature Programs 

Scouting at Broadlands

The Naturalist at Broadlands provides an easy fun-filled way to earn your girl scout and cub scout nature and wildlife badges.  Come and explore our nature center, pond, creek and experience nature up-close! Non-Broadlands residents are welcome!

Please contact our Naturalist at if you are interested.