The Highlands Nature Center’s displays include mounts of many native bird and mammal species.
We also have a variety of live animals on exhibit such as reptiles and amphibians, snails, fish, and small mammals.
Visitors can view our working honeybee hive.
The Nature Center also features interactive exhibits such as microscope stations, the Touchy-Feely Box, and the Touch and Learn Table.
Another interactive display allows visitors to look for hidden salamanders.
One exhibit showcases the wealth of biodiversity found in the Southern Appalachians.
Visitors can observe the rings of a hemlock tree that dates back to the year 1489!
The Nature Center also features examples of native wildflowers that are currently in bloom in our Botanical Garden, North Carolina rocks and minerals, and an archeological exhibit with a variety of Cherokee Indian artifacts.