I joined a nature center through groupon that is reciprocal with many other science museums and gardens. This nature center is actually free to walk the grounds, the bird sanctuary is a donation but essentially it is all free. The center was not very big and their was a camp going on but it did occupy us for over an hour so I thought the 20 min. car ride was worth it.
We saw bald eagles, legless lizard, snakes, owls, and some lizards. We also saw a small mock Native American village, wetland area, and a creek. Hmm... as I list all of that I guess it was pretty cool!!
The girls loved throwing rocks from a little bridge into the creek. There was a family there using the creek as a kiddy pool and we thought that was a little odd. But to each their own.