Nature Center

The Nature Center at Brown County State Park houses a snake exhibit, bird-watching room and other informative displays and interactive exhibits. The outdoor Interpretive Gardens include a variety of gardening exhibits.

Interpretive naturalist services and cultural arts programs are available year-round and are headquartered in the Nature Center (unless otherwise noted). Scheduled programs include hikes, guest speakers, history talks, a junior naturalist program, and evening programs. Special groups wishing programs just for their group should call in advance for this service (for a small fee). Inquire at the Nature Center, Inn or Park Office.

Nature Center

During the summer months Brown County State Park offers an auto tour of the park with audio. Inquire at the Nature Center.

The Nature Center is open year round, though winter hours are reduced.

Summer Hours:

Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 4:30 pm

Hours subject to change.

Bird observation room at the Nature Center


Interpretive Gardens at the Nature Center

Interpretive Gardens

Amphitheater at the Nature Center


NOTE: RVs & vehicles towing trailers must use the West Gate Entrance (off S.R. 46, west of Nashville).
The North Gate Covered Bridge is restricted to 9 foot height and 3 ton weight limits.
Horsemen's Campground users should use the entrance off 135 South.

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