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Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

2018 Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN! General Information At the Ned Smith Center’s acclaimed Summer Camps, campers will not only experience authentic connections with nature, but with each other!  Join us as we discover our world together! Special thanks to Martha Weisgerber, Westminster, MD, with whom we are proud to offer this year’s exciting summer […]

Nature’s Discovery Play Area

Nature’s Discovery Play Area Click Here to donate. Short Summary Ned Smith spent a lifetime connecting nature, people and the arts. Our mission remains the same, to merge the arts and the natural world and foster a celebration of both. We have started a peer-to-peer crwodfunding campaign to help us fund an all natural play area.  […]

National Geographic’s Photo Ark by photographer Joel Sartore

‘Photo Ark’ Brings the Earth’s Endangered Wildlife to Olewine Gallery By Scott Weidensaul An extraordinary window into the planet’s threatened heritage — from one of the most respected nature photographers in the world — is coming to the Ned Smith Center in April. Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark is a remarkable project attracting global attention, including […]

Trail Run Reg. OPENS with a sale!

Registration NOW OPEN and selling fast! Use this link to register. This trail run is brought to you by our partners and friends at: We also want to thank our key sponsors: September 8, 2018 Celebrate the Center’s 500 acres of rustic woodland beauty at the Tröegs Rugged Trail Run for Conservation!  The Center is thrilled to partner […]

The Young and the Wild: 2018 Youth Art Contest

 2018 Theme: The Young and Wild Official 2018 Youth Art Contest Rules and Entry Form CLICK HERE to see the winners of the 2017 contest! Students from across the country participate in the annual youth art contest, designed to inspire the next generation of wildlife artists. Winning entries are exhibited at the Center during the Nature and Arts Festival, […]

*NEW* Membership Benefits for 2018!

We got rid of coupons!   We are proud to offer our members these great benefits, plus many more: •  15% off Facility Rentals •  Generous discounts on NSCNA merchandise, including patches and new items featuring the art of Ned Smith •  UNLIMITED free admission to Ned Smith Gallery and Olewine Gallery • FREE tickets to DeSoto Amphitheater Shows! Monthly Stewardship Program If you would like to be free […]

Broadway Star at Ned Smith Center

Tickets are available by calling (717) 692-3699 or at the Center. Seats are limited, please call ahead. Gallery Series Saturday, May 5, 2018: Boogie Piano Man: Wade Preston Wade Preston, from Billy Joel’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out, delivers an impeccable show with the time honored favorites and original compositions. It’s not often a man can sit (or […]

Kopp Exhibit in Olewine Gallery

The Faye Arleen and Lawrence Joseph Kopp Collection of Butterflies and Moths January 10 – April 7, 2018 This extensive collection features 18,941 worldwide exotic and local species of butterflies and moths.  With multiple mounting capabilities and mobiles this show is a beautiful work of art for all to enjoy. Starting in 1950, siblings Faye […]

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