Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Previously available exclusively to school groups, the E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center will open to the public thanks to an innovative public-private partnership between the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) and the Center’s visionary, M.C. Davis.
Nestled within 49,000 of some of the most bio-diverse acres in the continental U.S., this amazing state-of-the-art, LEED certified educational facility offers visitors the unique opportunity to observe and interact with native species as a means of encouraging conservation, preservation and restoration. Activities scheduled throughout the day include tours of the Center, interpretive programs by Turtle Bob and Lisa Miller, and more.
A pair of rehabilitated wild hawks will be released at 10 a.m. to celebrate the event. Admission is free.
A $5 barbecue lunch plate with choice of chicken or pork will be available.
For more information, please contact the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center at 850-835-1824 or the Walton County TDC at 850-267-1216.
Directions: Take Hwy 331 North to Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 east for 4 miles. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will be on your right (If you reach Windswept Dunes, you’ve gone too far.) ::MAP::