Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

South Eastlake

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In a Nutshell

Kids can learn about animals during physically active games, solve nature-based mysteries, or go on a wild insect safari

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required 48 hours in advance. Valid for ages 4k - 1st grade. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Six Options

$45 for one admission to your choice of the following day camp sessions ($92.50 value):

  • Movin' & Groovin' on June 2-6 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Movin' & Groovin' on June 2-6 (12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Nature Investigators on July 7-11 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Nature Investigators on July 7-11 (12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Insectmania! on August 4-8 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Insectmania! on August 4-8 (12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Learn more about each camp here

All camps are suitable for 4K through first grade. Camps include two snacks and a souvenir.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is home to more than 550 plant and 450 animal species. Visiting humans can marvel at these florae and critters by walking the certified wildlife habitat's more than 15 trails. Ranging from 0.3 to 1.5 miles, these trails wind past everything from persimmon trees to tranquil quarries, as well as native wildflowers and migratory birds every spring and summer.

More glimpses of the natural world await in the preserve's environmentally green Tree Top Visitor Center. Here, you can spot fowls from the bird viewing nook or observe real Alabama animals housed in realistic habitats. Besides its awe-inspiring scenery, Ruffner invites guests to enjoy events such as family-friendly pumpkin carving or Geocaching, a GPS-powered outdoor treasure hunting game.

Customer Reviews

It's the perfect place for a birthday party. Lots of room to run the sugar off, and staff members are fantastic with the kids. The scavenger hunt/hike was a huge hit with the girls and the boys (4 to 7-year-olds), and they loved the treat bags.
Erin T. · February 20, 2014

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