Groups are welcome to visit the nature center and explore the animals, exhibits, and trails during regular operating hours at no charge. Please call us to let us know in advance when you are coming so we can ensure there are no conflicts. If your group would like a staff-led program, see below.
Okeeheelee Nature Center offers educational programs for specialty groups such as scout troops, camp groups, youth groups, social clubs, etc. (For school groups, please click here.) The cost for a 1-hour program is $3 per person with a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 30 people.
A typical program includes a ½ hour nature walk exploring the pine flatwoods habitat, and a ½ hour live animal presentation. If you have any special requests for your program, such as a specific animal/topic or a nature-related badge you are trying to earn, please let us know when booking your program, and we will try to work with you the best we can.
Summer 2014 Programs for Visiting Camp Groups
Okeeheelee Nature Center offers several options for summer groups to choose from.
Choose one program (1 hour) for $3 per camper
Choose two programs (2 hours) for $5 per camper
- Animal Program with Nature Hike (min 10/max 50 participants)
- Select one of the following topics:
- Florida Animals (a variety of our most popular animals – participants may touch several animals)
- Reptiles (participants may touch several animals)
- Raptors (sorry – no touching)
- Dip-Netting (min 10/max 30 participants; ages 9+)
- Participants can wade into the pond (calf-high) to capture pond critters and then examine them to see how they fit into the pond food chain
- Archery (min 10/max 30 participants; ages 9+)
- Participants will learn archery safety and practice shooting at targets
For additional information, or to schedule a program, call Kelli at 561-233-1400 x2. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We book up quickly, so please make your reservations well in advance. Payment is due upon arrival to program.