Learning about the environment helps one build an appreciation for nature's never-ending balancing act, including the part when the bears pirouette on flagpoles. Interact with your environs with today's Groupon to Tree Hill Nature Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get an individual membership (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get a Family Tree membership (a $40 value).
Tree Hill Nature Center spans 50 acres of lush, natural landscape populated with ample walking trails that introduce visitors to Florida's varied flora and fauna. The landscape comprises hilltop and wetland areas that host three ecosystems—Southern mixed-hardwood forest, mixed-hardwood swamp, and freshwater stream—and a peaceful family of bog creatures. Nature lovers can flit through the hummingbird garden, flutter amid the butterfly pastures, stalk native wildlife as it stalks its native prey, or wander through exhibits at the on-site natural-history museum. Visitors can also attend workshops and classes, led by master naturalists who are comfortable discussing the mating habits of birds and bees.
Those who opt for the individual membership receive advance notice and registration for classes, lectures, and events (which require paid admission), as well as free admission to one member event and Family Saturday programs. Nature-curious packs toting the Family Tree membership score all the aforementioned benefits for up to a total of six family members, plus priority registration for programs, camps, and the rent-a-dodo service.
Tree Hill Nature Center
Tree Hill Nature Center is hidden within Jacksonville's urban landscape. Its 50 acres of hardwood forest and wetlands opens a door to the great outdoors, showcasing nature through wildflower gardens, nature trails, and interactive exhibits. Spot longleaf-pine and swamp habitats under the shady green canopies of the nature trails, or head inside the kid’s museum to see exhibits about energy and nature, as well as a variety of animals on display, such as barred owls, pine snakes, and boxing turtles.
7152 Lone Star Rd,
Jacksonville, Florida 32211Get Directions