Join the Natural History Society of Maryland to meet other nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, and similarly inquisitive minds. We offer a wide variety of programs for the beginner to the advanced naturalist, and from informal social events to in-depth courses.

Everyone is welcome, but membership offers many free programs and discounts on others. So join us in a search for reptiles and amphibians, a canoe trip on the Chesapeake Bay, or to learn everything there is to know about Maryland dragonflies - it's up to you!

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland's natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

The Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1929. Its extensive collections of Maryland flora, fauna, fossils, and minerals, dating back to the early 1800's, are a rare and valuable asset to the State of Maryland. Help us build The Maryland Naturalist Center.

Individual $25.00
Family $35.00
Contributing $65.00
Sustaining $120.00

Join Now! Follow this link to our website and become a member.

Or send a check or money order to:
The Natural History Society of Maryland
P.O. Box 18750
6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206

Be sure to include your contact information. Thank you for joining!

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  • Yesterday · 9:30 AM

    Volunteer Day: Books, Round Two

    10 Naturalists

    Join us on Saturday for another day of sorting books! Last week we worked hard and accomplished a lot.  In the process we had a great time looking through our unique... Learn more
  • January 17 · 1:00 PM

    Winter Tree Walk

    12 Naturalists | 5.00

    Join us for a winter tree walk. We'll look closely at trees and learn some of the features that help with identifying them in the winter. We'll be outside for two hours... Learn more
  • January 17 · 9:30 AM

    Volunteer Day - Books

    11 Naturalists | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    Been wanting to volunteer at the NHSM but not sure of what you can do? Today we need help moving, sorting, and organizing our vast library. We have thousands of books,... Learn more
  • January 15 · 7:00 PM

    Drawing from Nature

    10 Naturalists

    This program is for people who have an interest in sketching natural objects. We meet on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 pm to sketch specimens from our... Learn more
  • January 12 · 7:00 PM

    What's this plant?

    10 Naturalists | 5.00

    Learn to identify plants in an informal setting with other inquisitive people and a botanist who can answer your questions.  Bring a plant or twig from your own backyard... Learn more
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