Nature Gardens

Explore nature on your own or hang out with our educators, who can highlight the Nature Gardens' hidden secrets. Every bush, flower, and tree you see here was planted to attract wildlife. If you look closely, you'll see butterflies, hummingbirds, squirrels, and a lot more!  

Drop by for Museum educator-led nature walks, pick up birding tips, or go on your own outing and explore the habitats of wild creatures!

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Stop by the pond and see who lives there. You might be lucky enough to see a dragonfly laying eggs, or a bird taking a bath!

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Get Dirty Zone

Sometimes we forget that the dirt beneath us is the foundation of everything in nature! Here, you can get your hands dirty by seeing how roots grow, searching for pillbugs, and learning about compost.

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Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden

Check out our vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens, and learn how to grow your own at home or school. Take a tour or a class, and you may get to taste what we're growing!

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Pollinator Garden

Our garden is a magnet for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Come to the northeast corner of the Nature Gardens, spot pollinators and the native plants they need for fuel.

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Nature Gardens

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