Contact Information:
301 Grove Street  Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 455-5828

Hours of Operation:
Friday: 12:00pm–4:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm–4:00pm


Touch a turtle…see a snake…or just take in the “wild” sights. The Nature Zone is an environmental education center that offers a world of fun and excitement for all ages!

The Nature Zone is excited to be located on the first floor of the beautiful, historic Miller Center! Each of our carefully selected displays are focused on our local watershed and homes for the Nature Zone animals. We also offer Discovery Drawers for visitors to explore. We are FREE and open to the public. 

Here are some happenings and activities you can experience at the Nature Zone:

  • Animal Feedings
  • Discovery Drawers
  • Exhibits about Central VA Ecosystem
  • Q&A with Naturalists
  • Classes & Camps
  • Adopt an Animal


Adopt an Animal

By adopting an animal, you get to choose which animal you would like to help fund, and for how long. If you adopt an animal, we will post your name in the Nature Zone to let everyone know you helped that animal. If you adopt for a month or more, we will give you a public thank you on Facebook. If you adopt for a year, we will post your name next to the animals cage so all who walk by will know you supported that animal. Support can range from $1.00 per week for some animals to $6.00 per week for others. Contact the Nature Zone at 434-455-5828 or if you have questions

Parking Information:

Enter the lower level through the double doors from the Wadsworth Street parking lot.

Are you looking to organize a special birthday party with the Nature Zone? Visit the Parties Page to learn more!

Teachers are you looking for a field trip or fun program for your students that incorporates Virginia SOLs? Our friendly certified staff can provide programs in STEAM, physical education and more. We also offer programs for senior assisted living centers, day support groups, scout troops, homeschool groups and other organizations in the Lynchburg region. Contact us for more information.