Carrie Murray Nature Center

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Carrie Murray Nature Center
Carrie Murray Nature Center.jpg
Type nature center
Location 1901 Ridgetop Road
Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°18′25.98″N 76°41′44.11″W / 39.3072167°N 76.6955861°W / 39.3072167; -76.6955861Coordinates: 39°18′25.98″N 76°41′44.11″W / 39.3072167°N 76.6955861°W / 39.3072167; -76.6955861
Created Late 1980s
Operated by Baltimore City Government
Corinne Parks (Director)
Other information Exhibits: Insect zoo

The Carrie Murray Nature Center is a nature center in Baltimore's Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. It houses a rehabilitation center for disabled birds of prey and an insect zoo.[1][2]

It was named after Carrie Murray, mother of former Baltimore Orioles star and hall-of-famer Eddie Murray.[3]

Animal theft[edit]

During the weekend of November 13–14, 2010, some animals, including mostly exotic reptiles and a Madagascar hissing cockroach, were stolen from the nature center in a burglary. Security was beefed up following the attack. The animals were all recovered alive on November 16 from a house near the center.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Birds of a bent feather, together" The Baltimore Sun (July 16, 2007).
  2. ^ Lori Sears (October 28, 1999). "Insect Zoo" The Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ The Baltimore Sun, Jan 14, 2006
  4. ^ Peter Hermann (November 15, 2010). "Break-in reported at Baltimore's Carrie Murray Nature Center". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  5. ^ Peter Hermann (November 16, 2010). "Police recover animals stolen from city nature center". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 

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