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Facilities

The Nature Center has many facilities that are designed to enhance the experiences of visitors and students. The Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Visitors Center (1991) includes displays on natural history, a classroom, restrooms, and access to the Bird Observatory. The Bird Observatory (2001) provides year-round viewing of birds and resources to better appreciate them. The Koch Environmental Learning Center (2002) was added to the Visitors Center to provide a classroom, laboratory, library, and an office for the naturalist. The most recent addition to the Visitors Center is a multi-purpose pavilion (2016). An operations building (1989), bank barn (1860s) and an educational garden (2004) are also used to support our mission. Altogether, these facilities provide many opportunities for visitors and students to enjoy and learn about nature.

Nature Center facilities are not available for public rental. Facilities are reserved for Nature Center and University of Mount Union activities only. The Facility Use Policy describes facility use and priority.

Visitors Center and Bird Observatory

The Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Visitors Center includes displays on natural history, a classroom, restrooms, and access to the Bird Observatory. Most programs, lectures, and workshops meet in the Visitors Center. Visit the information desk in the lobby for paper copies of the Nature Center's trail map and newsletter, view program and event information, and register for programs and events in person.

The Bird Observatory provides year round viewing of birds, and resources to better appreciate them, in a quiet and comfortable setting. The Visitors Center is open all year.

NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH: 

  • Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Closed: Monday and Saturday

APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER:

  • Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Closed: Monday