Our exhibit hall is filled with things to touch, watch, hear, experience, and explore. The Interactive Learning Centers highlight the connections between nature and humans through five interactive environments: Coastal, Wetland, Urban, Agriculture, and Woodland.
The Coastal exhibit features four marine aquariums, including a 1,500-gallon tank recreation of Gray's Reef, and a diorama of a south Georgia beach. This display tracks the life cycle of the threatened Loggerhead Sea Turtle and the important role of sea turtles in the food chain. View a live Loggerhead sea turtle and other marine wildlife, and learn about the marine ecosystem.
The Wetland exhibit includes two large freshwater ponds and a replica beaver dam. See frogs, turtles, fish, and other animals that inhabit a wetland community. Learn about food webs, the water cycle, wetland succession and migration. Use microscopes to study specimens, and crawl into the beaver lodge to look through a "port hole" at underwater life.
In the Urban exhibit, discover how to save energy and create wildlife habitats in your own backyard. The Agriculture exhibit explores the importance of farming and food production in Georgia, featuring a model barn and larger-than-life soil cutaway. Crawl inside a giant sculpted water oak, and f
ind out about our forests and which animals are parts of the Woodland ecosystem. Finally, curl up in the Sky Center's planetarium with a book from our resource collection.