Nature Center Interpretive Pavilion

The Nature Center Interpretive Pavilion is located on top of the hill above the springs, next to the restroom building at Wekiwa Springs State Park.

The nature center never closes and in 2016 had over 300,000 visitors. Originally opened in 1995 and since relocated this provides the venue for talks and the start for guided nature walks. The more volunteers we have, the more often we can allow interaction between our delightful live critters and our curious visitors.

Discovery Hour programs start at the Pavilion every Sunday at 2:00 pm, unless otherwise stated.

Discovery Hours:  Oct 2017 thru March 2018

Date Topic Host
Oct 1    Reptiles of Central Florida John
Oct 8 Wildflower hike (starting at Sand Lake) Noreen
Oct 15 Get to know some bugs Moh
Oct 22 Florida raptors April
Oct 29 Florida threatened wildlife Debbie
Nov 5 Good bug, Bad bug Moh
Nov 12 Wildflower hike (starting at Sand Lake) Noreen
Nov 19 Family hike (starting at Sand Lake) Crystal
Nov 26 Florida Retiles John
Dec 3 Family hike (starting at Sand Lake) Crystal
Dec 10 Protecting FL water resources April
Dec 17 Kids story time Debbie
Dec 24 Kids story time Debbie
Dec 31 Kids story time Debbie
Jan 7 Edible FL Don
Jan 14 Nature walk Jane
Jan 21 FL threatened wildlife Debbie
Jan 28 Family hike (starting at Sand Lake) Crystal
Feb 4 Florida Reptiles John
Feb 11 Basic survival Don
Feb 18 Prescribed burns explained ranger
Feb 25 Story time Debbie
Mar 4 Family hike (starting at Sand Lake) Crystal
Mar 11 Nature walk Jane
Mar 18 Extinct FL animals Debbie
Mar 25 Family hike (starting at Sand Lake) Crystal