Highlands Biological Station
Research & Teaching Laboratory, Nature Center, Botanical Garden and Foundation
Fostering research and education focused on the rich natural heritage of the Highlands Plateau, while preserving and celebrating the biological crown of the southern Appalachian Mountains.
While HBS is closed, check out these great resources for at home naturalist activities and video tours of our gardens.
Virtual Zahner Lectures
Register for one of our summer 2020 virtual Zahner Lectures on Zoom!
Research facilities at the Highlands Biological Station support a wide range of field and laboratory investigations. Explore the history of the facilities and history of research at the Highlands Biological Station.
Check out everything going on at HBS. Includes academic courses, nature center programs, special events, and more!
Explore our living laboratory!
Our helpful staff is here to assist you with your visit, research and support of the Highlands Biological Station. Find the best contact for your needs here.
Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University,
a unit of the University of North Carolina System.
For General Inquiries please call 828.526.2602
265 North Sixth Street
Highlands, NC 28741