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Paw Paw Nature Trail

For nature lovers of all ages, an easy-to-navigate trail alive with native flora and fauna



Join our naturalists every second Saturday of the month where GPS exploration and scavenger hunt meet

March 11, 2017
Featured Live Show

Animal Feedings & Encounters

Meet and greet our native species

Featured Exhibition

Fort Wild

An outdoor exhibition that encourages imaginative play in a creative environment


Insect Alley

Check out our live collection of insects and arthropods


Peetie's Place

The perfect place for a story, puzzle or puppet show


Our Big Backyard

Discover the world of animals who live under the ground

Featured Exhibition

Butterfly Pavilion

Walk among free-flying butterflies and native plants


Creature Cavern

Go nose-to-nose with opossums, owls, snakes and more



Kids explore the life cycles of young animals

Featured Event

Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

February 25, 2017

Monthly Bird Walk

Join a Museum naturalist to discover year-round & seasonal birds

March 04, 2017
Featured Exhibition

Naturalist Lab

Take a closer look at nature's treasures

Featured Live Show

Daily Planetarium Shows

Explore the moon, stars and beyond

Live Show

Puppet Show: The Shadow Knows

Will the groundhog wake up in time to make its prediction?



Learn how seahorses show they care & create a seahorse to take home

February 22, 2017

Pufferfish Painting

Did you know pufferfish create beautiful works of art to attract a mate?

February 25, 2017