EO Wilson Biophilia Center Announces Summer Fun and Camps

April 26, 2016 by Teresa Lischka

Of course we all love the beach but we also love the REAL FLorida with swamps and creeks, backwoods, native plants and wildlife. We also love learning all about it and our favorite place is just up the road in Freeport. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center recently announced summer hours and camps for kids this Summer. Here is the latest Biophilia news.

The Biophilia Center is opening to the public on Thursdays and Fridays beginning in June. Come and enjoy all that the Biophilia Center has to offer at the amazing environmental education center located in Freeport, Florida. Explore the beautiful and informational exhibit hall. Experience encounters with reptiles, birds-of-prey and bobcats and experience the World of Wonder exhibit.

Hours will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays only during June and July

$8.00 for an Adult
$5.00 for a Child (3-12)
FREE for anyone 2 and under


Summer Camps are coming to the Biophilia Center in Freeport. Register soon to reserve your spot. See Summer Camps info and registration online.

Summer Camp | ART and Nature at Biophilia
Wednesdays | June 1 - Aug. 3, 2016
Art and Nature combine every Wednesday this Summer at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center.
9:00am - 2:00pm
$45 per camper
Bio-members receive 20% off all summer camp registrations.
Ages 5-12 years old

This summer camp adventure starts with creative themed art lessons in the morning and nature adventures in the afternoon. Finally end your day with museum discovery time!


Natue Rocks! Summer Day Camp
July 18-22
9:00 AM -2:00 PM
Students entering 1-8 grades in 2016
Online registration is open
The ultimate summer camp mash-up! The E.O. Wilson Biophilia and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation - All Kinds of Art join forces to really rock your summer! This week-long immersive experience includes hands-on drumming and songwriting classes with renowned percussionist Zig Wajler of “Hands on With Zig,” wildlife-themed visual arts classes, and dynamic hands-on science activities featuring live animal ambassadors!

The camp ends on Friday afternoon with a showcase for the parents and family members in the Biophilia Theater to show off their creative masterpieces and what they have learned throughout the week!


Walton County conservationist and resident M.C. Davis developed the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center in 2009 on his 50,000 acre conservation land, Nokuse Plantation. The Center is named after and Davis dedicated to world renowned scientist Dr. Edward O. Wilson, who has made his life-long mission to educate the public about the importance of conserving the world's biodiversity. Dr. Wilson developed the term "biophilia" which literally means "the love of all living things".

Each year, the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center educates 5,200 students in a 5 county area and averages more than 100 students every school day. In addition, we are open to the general public on select days, providing a variety of environmental presentations.

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is supported solely by donations. Your contribution insures that we are able to continue educating the next generation. Become a Biophilia member and patron today.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located 6 miles west of 81 in Bruce and 4 miles east of 331 in Freeport on Hwy 20. Please see the website at and follow E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center on Facebook page for updates on camps, special events and all things natural!


For more summer camps and activities please visit SoWal Community Forums for updates by readers and SoWal Staff. Register on the forum and join the conversation!


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Teresa Lischka

A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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