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Summer Fun Comes Naturally at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

July 23, 2013 by Jill Tanner

Of course we all love the beach but we also love the REAL FLorida - the swamps and creeks, the backwoods, the prairies and fields. We love the wildlife and the beautiful plants and trees! We also love learning all about it and our favorite place is just up the road in Freeport.

The E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center has an August full of adventure and excitement for South Waltoners and all our visitors. There are so many activities for children and adults to enjoy. Bring the family out Fridays and Saturdays in August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and spend the day engulfed in science, beauty and knowledge. 
Take a guided nature hike through the beautiful grounds, explore the interactive museum, feed the animals, or learn about birds of prey! See a pair of American Bald Eagles up close. There's also featured presenters every weekend that will educate us and some will bring their animals for a show. And don’t forget the Reptile Rally with turtles, tortoises, snakes, and more.

Come out August 3 to see the Puppet Guy. There will be two shows - Dr. Dinosaur at 11:00 a.m. and Planet Earth, Inc. at 1:00 p.m. Kids get a behind the scenes tour with all the puppets plus a workshop to make their own puppet! Check the SoWal Event Calendar for more August events.

Adults 13 & up - $8.00 Children 3-12 - $5.00 Children under 2 - Free


Experience the World of Wonder exhibit and have the world at your fingertips. Timed shows will take place throughout the day for free. The World of Wonder exhibit is a six-foot model of Earth, suspended from the ceiling. Four projectors display images onto the sphere in the pitch-black room to create the illusion that you are in outer space, looking at Earth. Databases are connected to the sphere for you to look up information about the environment and planet, such as where endangered species are and where tornados, earthquakes, and hurricanes happen. The images are projected in 3D, creating a visual world of knowledge. Not to be missed!


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Jill is a long-time SoWal local transplanted from Georgia. Jill enjoys writing movie scripts in her bit of spare time.

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