E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center open to the public

June 3, 2011

A black bear crosses a wetland forest inside the E.O. Wilson Biophilia's exhibition hall. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Center open on weekends

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is now open to the public on weekends.

The Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment; with its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources.  The hands-on environmental learning facility had previously only been open to serve students, teachers and professional audiences.

Indigo bunting towers over the entrance to the exhibition hall at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.

The exhibition hall showcases exhibits of bees, snakes and turtles, forest and wetland habitats and hands-on interpretive displays.

Each weekend, the Center will focus on a different theme, featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, and gopher tortoises, among others. Trails will be closed to the public, with the exception of special schedule tours which will be featured on the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center website at http://www.eowilsoncenter.org.

From June 1 – August 31, the Center will be open:
Fridays – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sundays – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

During the shoulder season, Sept. 1 through May 31:
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission will be $5 for adults; $2 for children (ages 6-12) and free for children (5 and under).