Classroom Programs

Come learn about the island’s ecology in a hands-on setting. All classes have a 24-hour Cancellation Policy. Please call (843) 768-6001 for a class schedule and reservations.

Scales & Scutes

recreation nature scales scutes

Times vary
Call for details and reservations.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to touch an alligator or pet a snake? If so, then Scales and Scutes is the place for you and your young explorer (who has to touch everything!) This short program will focus on the senses, and allow your youngest naturalist to get hands on experience with our native wildlife. Get up close for this unique show and tell.

Price: $5 per person (30 minutes).
Recommended for ages 3-6.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Reptile Round-Up

reptile round up

Times vary, additional holiday classes may be available
Call for details and reservations.

Have you ever held a corn snake or a yellow-bellied slider? Did you know alligator teeth are hollow, and the difference between a venomous and non-venomous snake? This classroom program provides a hands-on experience with the Nature Center’s alligator, snakes and turtles and is the perfect reptile introduction for your budding Naturalist.

Price: $7 per person (1 hour).
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

“Being able to ride bikes all over the island on the beautiful and shady bike paths was one of my favorite parts about our stay.”
–Sarah H.

“We had a great time on the Dolphin Tour today. Captain Annie was a wonderful captain and tour guide.”
–Keisha S.