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Nature Center

This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking Little Smith Lake is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. It houses the Purdy Butterfly House, nation's largest open-aired butterfly house, and the Anderson Education Center, where many of our education programs are hosted.

The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September.

Garden admission fees include entry into the Nature Center.


The Nature Center is home to the

(open May-September)

Explore With Us As You Discover Amazing Things Through Fun Hands-on Activities!