Nature Center

ALERT: As of March 12, 2020, the Nature Center is closed until further notice. Our goal is to limit public gatherings at this time.

The Nature Center is a wonderland of exhibits and discoveries for adults and kids! Take a close-up look at woodland creatures, fossils and rocks, Kentucky fish, a wetland display, a Native American setting, and hawks and owls (stuffed).

In summer months, take a close look at our observation bee hive to see bees hard at work collecting pollen and helping plants get pollinated.

Additional learning areas include animal tracks, an herbarium, wood identification and the bird nest collection. There’s even a “bird blind” where you can view the birds, but the birds can’t see you through a one-way viewing window overlooking the wildlife observation area.

Closed until further notice – Open House Wednesdays & Saturday

The Nature Center is open every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with Nature Center Hosts and Naturalists, Kathryn Keefe and Ramon Quivas.

Complimentary crafts are provided, along with trail maps.

It is a rich resource for students, teachers, and parents who want to learn about Kentucky’s biological diversity and natural environment.

Younger children will love playing in new Magical Forest Imagination Station. It is just their size and all the animals are guaranteed to be child-friendly.

Maximum Occupancy: Theater style 150 people or classroom style 75 people (divided into three rooms)

Anyone who may be interested in having a tour or scheduling a field trip, please call the office at (502) 228-4362 or email