Pine River Nature Center building
The Pine River Nature Center building is a 5,000-square-foot, log-style structure. It opened in February 2003.
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Click here to take a virtual tour of the exhibit room
A large exhibit room has many things to see and touch. It's a great way to discover nature. The room features a variety of nature displays including furs and taxidermy from St. Clair County and the north woods.
The room also contains several live animals including:
- Eastern Box Turtle
- Great Lakes Fish Aquarium
- Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle
The Viewspace exhibit provides updates on astronomical events, monthly constellations, and the latest research in astronomy. It is broadcast live from NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute.
The basement of the nature center lodge is used for classroom instruction. It contains a classroom and wet lab. A ceiling mounted digital projector can be used for multimedia presentations. The classroom capacity is 40 students.
A wet lab area is ideal for hands-on science investigations. In addition, the nature center has stereo-microscopes which students can use to examine specimens.