Bear Branch Nature Center 300 John Owings Rd, Westminster, MD21158 Bear Branch Nature Center is located just past the Hashawa Environmental Center. Bear Branch mails a seasonal newsletter…More to members with a list of upcoming events. Nature hikes, environmental programs and planetarium programs are a few of the activities you'll find here. It features a library resource room, bird observation room, discovery room, exhibit hall, auditorium, a 40-seat planetarium and gift shop. Bear Branch is open to the public and free of charge. Call or stop by for more information.