Nature Center

The Nature Center is the Nature Preserve’s main educational facility, offering four dioramas: wetlands, woodlands, Native American life and artifacts, and Kentucky fish.


Additional learning areas include fossils and geology, animal tracks, an herbarium, wood identification, bird nests and birds. 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 bird observation area and native plant garden.

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Open House Saturday’s

The Nature Center is often open for our Open House Saturdays! It is a rich resource for students, teachers, and parents who want to learn about Kentucky’s biological diversity and natural environment.

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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!


Weekday Hours!

The Nature Center is open Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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). There’s even an observation bee hive where you can view the bees hard at work helping the plants get pollinated.

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Kathryn Keefe and Ramon Guivas will offer nature crafts for youngsters and fun activities for everyone. Try our scavenger hunt and see if you can find everything on the list!

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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 .