The nature center building has some displays & educational activities for kids, a gift shop, and a few live animals (owls, snakes, turtles). There are several trails winding through a mostly wooded area, offering a chance to see some wildlife (mostly birds). We didn't really see much wildlife, but we kind of walked though in a hurry. One of trails... 更多
The De Graaf Nature center is a really nice place, I am not sure how many acres it is, but it has a creek running through it, a pond and a variety of trails. It's a slice of heaven in the city!
The nature center has a viewing room, some live animals, activities for kids and a small gift shop. The trails are well marked and of various lengths. It is a bit marshy so expect some insects. There are benches and viewing decks along the trails. The self guided trail is all wood planked for easy walking. It is a well... 更多
We didn't know what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. Indoors there is a viewing station and exhibits including live animals to keep the kids interested. Outside, the trails are well maintained mainly on boardwalks. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
Degraaf is a great place to go to "get away from it all". Inside are great displays and friendly staff. Outside the trails are great places to walk, nature watch or sit and "quiet down", pray or journal.
The naturalists are well prepared, kid sensitive, and informative. we walked through the nature center trails and followed a leaflet supplied by them. through easy to maneuver trails and boardwalks. awesome steam and pond too! lots of interesting things to see and do...
A quiet walk down the many trails will give the visitor ever changing views of ponds, creek, and woodlands. Spring wild flowers are wonderful. March thru May and Sept thru Oct will test your ability to identify migrating birds. Great place for nature lovers and families with children to experience nature.
Lots of fun. Took our grandchildren and had a ball. From the live owls and hissing cockroaches to the static displays it held the interest of a 5 and 7 year old who had been there before. Many birds just outside the view window - even a pair of cardinals. Plan 1 to 1 1/2 hours to explore, then another... 更多