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Walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, hang out in Our Big Backyard or explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest. While focusing on ages 3 - 7, ever-changing, hands-on programming provides the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages. Plan your visit today.

Upcoming Events

Wild Wednesday: Grow a Flower May 27, 2015 Back Deck

Join a Naturalist at 12:30 p.m. on the Back Deck to decorate your own flower pot to take home. Plant a seed and try your green thumb at growing a beautiful flower. …

The Tiny Seed May 31, 2015
Nature Trading Project June 7, 2015


Ask a Naturalist: How do I identify a copperhead? May 21, 2015

We’ve recently had a number of visitors bring in or send our Naturalists pictures of snakes they have killed, mistakenly believing the snakes were copperheads when they were harmless rat snakes or rac…

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