1. Visitor Center
  2. Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits
  3. Energy Exhibits

Inside the Visitor Center - Come On In & Then Go Outside

Inside the Visitor Center you will find a lobby and reception area, an exhibit room (the Animal Amphitheater) and classroom/rental room (Sunroom), offices, water fountain, and restrooms. The building is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the lower level of the amphitheater.

Animal Amphitheater is an intimate space where children take delight in seeing live animals, crawling through a log, and using touch-and-see exhibits. Taxidermy of native species of birds and mammals are displayed in the habitat diorama. Before the recent renovation it was called the amphitheater because of two steps down to a "sunken" floor. It is designed for a large group to gather for a program. Although it is best for up to 30 to 40 elementary students, we have seated as many as 60 in this area.

The Sunroom is a classroom with large windows facing south and east. A kitchenette, marker board, tables and chairs make it an ideal room rental for parties, meetings and programs. It is wheelchair accessible.

Got a Question?

Many people come to the visitor center with a question. Use the reference library to identify a bird or plant; browse the informational handouts to learn more about our plant and wildlife resources. Naturalists may be available to answer nature and landscaping questions, however calling ahead to make an appointment is preferred.

Informational brochures include:

  • Buckthorn Removal
  • Invasive species
  • Native Plant Landscaping
  • Rain gardens and landscaping for water quality and more

Also available are Adult and Children’s Resource books for use on-site.