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Nature CenterThe Nature Center at Brown County State Park houses a snake exhibit, bird-watching room and other informative displays and interactive exhibits. The outdoor Interpretive Gardens include a variety of gardening exhibits.

Interpretive naturalist services and cultural arts programs are available year-round and are headquartered in the Nature Center (unless otherwise noted). Scheduled programs include hikes, guest speakers, history talks, a junior naturalist program, and evening programs. Nature Center bird observation windowSpecial groups wishing programs just for their group should call in advance for this service (for a small fee). Inquire at the Nature Center, Inn or Park Office.

During the summer months Brown County State Park offers an auto tour of the park with cassette tape. Inquire at the Nature Center.

The Nature Center is open year round, though winter hours are reduced.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4:30 pm

Nature Center Interpretive Gardens
Nature Center Amphitheatre

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