A Summer of Action & Adventure



  Who’s looking for a summer full of action, adventure and animal encounters? You’ll find it during Maymont’s Summer Discovery Camps! Camps at Maymont are all about connecting kids to nature.  Each agenda is thoughtfully planned by one of our Environmental Educators to keep kids engaged the entire time they are here, whether we’re on …

Nature’s Classroom for Homeschoolers



Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. – David Polis Nature’s classroom at Maymont includes …

Honey, We Shrunk The Alligators!



  Have you noticed that the American alligators at the Nature Center look smaller these days? We didn’t really shrink them, but we did switch them. We recently swapped our growing gators, seen in the Nature Center since August 2014, with younger and smaller ones. In order to ensure that the alligators are comfortable in …