Alabama Nature Center
Located a short 10-mile drive from downtown Montgomery, the Alabama Nature Center welcomes visitors at 3050 Lanark Road in Millbrook. The 350-acre Alabama Nature Center NaturePlex and Discovery Hall are operated by the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in the state. Established by sportsmen in 1935, the organization exists to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources, protecting them for future generations.
Admission is $5.00 per person, with children age 3 and under free. Inside the Discover Hall you can watch a movie at scheduled times. While no food is sold on site, you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in designated areas. Work up an appetite for that picnic with a hike on the five miles of trails which provide many opportunities to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Explore ponds and creeks, forests and fields.
Saturdays are extra special at the Alabama Nature Center. For the same low admission fee, you can enjoy special educational programs. Topics can include snakes, salamanders, frogs, turtles, birds and plants. Be sure to tag along for a guided hike led by one of the center’s biologists.
To maintain the peaceful environment of the center, visitors are required to follow some rules. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. With the exception of service dogs, no animals are permitted. Throughout the grounds and buildings, no smoking is allowed and alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted.
Additionally bikes, skateboards, scooters, kites and loud music are prohibited. For guest safety, shoes and shirts are required and swinging on limbs and vines is not allowed. To maintain the natural beauty for everyone to enjoy, the plants and animals on site are protected and removal is not allowed. The grounds close promptly at 5:00pm.