PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, the Nature Center building will be closed on Friday, May 7. Scheduled programs will not be affected.
The Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley is an earth-sheltered, passive-solar natural history museum and visitor center. It includes interactive exhibits on local plants and animals, a children’s activity area, library, and living turtle pond display. Adjacent to the Nature Center is a Kid’s Vegetable Garden, Backyards for Wildlife display, and a new Monarch Rearing & Education Station. The Monarch Rearing Station operates from May – September and includes daily butterfly releases, weather permitting.
The Nature Center also provides information on programs and events, program registration, restrooms, and a gift sale area.