Okeeheelee Nature Center

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  • location_on Okeeheelee Nature Center
    7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
    Okeeheelee Park
    West Palm Beach FL 33413
  • alarm Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
  • attach_money Free
  • info_outline Open to the Public
  • add onc@pbcgov.org
  • contact_phone (561) 233-1400
  • web Website

Okeeheelee Nature Center features 2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights of the center include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Marvel at birds of prey, touch a live snake or prowl for owls during one of the many programs scheduled throughout the year for families, youth and adults. Exhibits: ECOSYSTEMS of PALM BEACH COUNTY Leaves seem to crunch underfoot as you walk by Clyde Butcher's life-size image of a hardwood hammock. Completed in the spring of 2003, this exciting exhibit presents an overview of the three major ecosystems found in Palm Beach County. Each is unique, yet interconnected, as you will discover through hands-on activities, live animal exhibits and colorful displays. OBSERVATION ROOM Live animal exhibits fill this peaceful room. Stroll along enjoying glimpses into the marine world, the mysterious realm of snakes and be careful not to startle our feathered friends. Don't forget to relax and enjoy nature at the viewing window; it overlooks bird feeders, a pond and the outdoor classroom. While visiting the nature center, be sure to tootle around the surrounding Okeeheelee Park which was listed as one of the TOP PARKS in Palm Beach County by South Florida Finds.