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Nature Center (Watkins)

Subfacility of Watkins Regional Park

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  1. Fire Ring
  2. Pond


Watkins Nature Center offers close-up wildlife investigation with its resident live animals, hands-on exhibits, interpretive programs, and special events. Live animal displays include insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds of prey. The nature center also features indoor and outdoor ponds, a songbird feeding area, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, composting area, an outdoor nest box exhibit, and a squirrel gym that showcases the parks squirrel population.


Nature hikes, campfires, animal shows, puppet shows, crafts, summer day camps, and other programs attract over 50,000 visitors each year. Specialty programs are offered for school groups, Scout groups, home school students, and adults. Volunteer opportunities are offered year round for teens and adults ages 14 and over. Admission is free, but nominal fees apply for programs. Please click one of the links below to learn about our programs!

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair

Join us on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our 8th annual Trash To Treasure Green Craft Fair. Explore local crafters and artists who create treasures made from at least 50% recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably-harvested materials. There will be food vendors, face-painting, a kids craft table and more! Admission is free! A call for vendors will go out by May 1, 2017. If you have participated in one of our programs, please let us know your thoughts by completing this survey.