Much like the Force, nature surrounds us at all times, connects all living things to one another, and is frequently used to blast people with lightning. Gain a better local understanding of this omnipresent entity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get general admission for up to four people (up to a $20 value) at the EcoZone in the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. The South Shore Natural Science Center is a non-profit organization that aims to educate the public about the South Shore's natural and cultural environments.
Animal Planet's top wildlife diplomat Jeff Corwin was the driving force behind the EcoZone, which gives museum-goers an unmatched interactive look at southeastern Massachusetts' ecosystems with meticulously recreated versions of the wetlands, woodlands, and meadows. The woodland area boasts a life-sized replica of a red maple tree that sits above a turtle and frog pond, where endearing amphibians and their reptile counterparts entrance audiences as they munch on vegetation, swim at a turtle's pace, and compete to see who can croak their way through the entire Greek alphabet. Little kids can watch the wildlife from peepholes inside the hollow log that connects both ponds. Likewise, the meadow includes a charming wood bridge and complete absence of unseen hunters gunning for Bambi's mom. The EcoZone provides shelter for a menagerie of local creatures, including raccoons, an albino rat snake, a garter snake, and an eastern box turtle—and it's not limited solely to day-dwellers. The EcoZone's Night Time exhibit lets future forest preservationists take an up-close look into what the world's nocturnal population does regularly, even if it is mostly just hanging out in diners in Edward Hopper paintings. Additionally, the South Shore Science Center has six outdoor trails featuring Story Walks that tell tales on signs as you walk along.
A principal partner for Animal Planet's R.O.A.R., the EcoZone remains fully committed to improving plants and animals' living conditions. Like most outdoor natural habitats—as well as many prospective Olympic events such as the chained picnic table toss—the exhibit is constantly changing and evolving, so it's worth coming back multiple times. Treat your family or Civil War re-enactment regiment to some primo wildlife watching among some of the South Shore's most diverse natural turf with today's Groupon to the EcoZone.
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