Prairie Ridge furthers the Museum's mission of enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the natural environment by providing an outdoor learning space while acting as a model for renewable and sustainable energy.
We encourage you to visit our 45 acres of Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape.
Printable trail map  (PDF)
What Time Is It
What Time Is It in Nature? is your guide to the seasonal happenings of the Piedmont. From spring flowers to bird migration, check out what’s happening in the natural world around you.
Nature Play Space
The Nature Play Space is now open at Prairie Ridge! Designed especially with young children in mind, the Play Space provides great outdoor experiences and helps kids learn about the natural world.
Educational Programs at Prairie Ridge
Join us for one of our exciting educational programs or events at Prairie Ridge Ecostation.
Wildlife, Habitats, and Research
Learn about the amazing diversity of plants and animals that call Prairie Ridge home.