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The Natural Choice For Your Field Trip

The first accredited Nature Center in the U.S., Lichterman Nature Center features both live and preserved animal specimens, interactive exhibits, and lake, meadow and forest habitats. Putting students in touch with nature has never been easier. The Backyard Wildlife Center and Visitor’s Center are filled with engaging displays that help students make meaningful connections to major themes in life science.

  • Encounter native plants and live animals
  • Explore interactive exhibits, walk nature trails, and discover Mertie's Lake
  • Encourage environmental stewardship
  • Engage students regardless of age or prior knowledge
  • Education programs aligned with state standards
  • Programs offered onsite at Lichterman and as outreach in schools
  • Free options available for Title 1 students

For more information call 901.636.2221 or email nature.reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov.