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Nature Center featuring Habitat Hall

The 13,000 square foot Nature Center focuses on educating visitors about the natural world and features hands-on, discovery-based activities for all ages. Two classrooms and an auditorium host classes on nature, after-school activities and arts and crafts with an environmental theme. Check out our upcoming programs.

The bird and wildlife observation area offers numerous feeding stations with a sound system to allow viewers to hear the birds, the library provides a quiet place to flip through a field guide or read a book, and nearby wildflower gardens and a wildlife-friendly prairie give visitors inspiration on how to bring nature into your own backyard.

The recently renovated Habitat Hall, courtesy of Friends of Holliday Park opened in 2015. The dynamic new exhibits include the White River Water Table, Music of the Wetlands Exhibit, and an elevated Hardwood Forest viewing area allowing visitors to experience the forest canopy. Live animal enclosures, costumes, games and interactive exhibits help visitors learn about nature and foster excitement to get out and explore the park grounds. Habitat Hall is free and open to the public. Explore the new space Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

For information regarding renting space within the nature center, visit Facility and Outdoor Rental.