List of nature centers in South Carolina

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of South Carolina.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Blue Heron Nature Center Ridgeland Jasper Lowcountry Facebook site, 10 acres
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Awendaw Charleston Charleston Metro 66,287 acres, Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center features displays about the various ecosystems, wildlife and heritage of the Lowcountry
Caw Caw Interpretive Center Ravenel Charleston Charleston Metro website, operated by the County, over 6 miles of trails, former rice plantation wetlands
Coastal Discovery Museum Hilton Head Island Beaufort Lowcountry website, 68 acres, art exhibits, guided nature and history walks and talks
Edisto Beach State Park Edisto Beach Colleton Lowcountry 1,255 acres, features the ACE Basin Interpretative Center
Francis Beidler Forest Harleyville Dorchester Charleston Metro National Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary in Four Holes Swamp with an environmental education center, over 16,000 acres
Harbison State Forest Richland Midlands 2,177 acres, features the Harbison Environmental Education Center, programs, education trails
Heron Park Nature Center Kiawah Island Charleston Charleston Metro website, part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, located in 21-acre Night Heron Park
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History York York Olde English District website, 11 acres, open by appointment for guided field trips only, bird banding and research center
Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center Georgetown Georgetown Pee Dee 17,500 acres, access by guided tours, exhibits on pine and cypress ecosystem and the history of the 17,500 acre property
Hunting Island State Park Beaufort Beaufort Lowcountry 5,000-acre barrier island, features nature center, lighthouse, 4 miles of beach
Huntington Beach State Park Murrells Inlet Georgetown Pee Dee 2,500 acres, includes nature centers, Atalaya Castle historic house
Lake Conestee Nature Park Greenville Greenville Upcountry About 400 acres, managed through a partnership between the Conestee Foundation and the Greenville County Recreation District
Lee State Park Bishopville Lee Pee Dee 2,839 acres, Lee Environmental Education Center features a wetland ecology lab and exhibits about the habitats and wildlife of the park
Lynches River County Park Coward Florence Pee Dee website, 676 acres, operated by the County, features Environmental Discovery Center
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Charleston Charleston Charleston Metro 70 acres, includes historic plantation house and outbuildings museum, gardens, zoo, nature center and a maze
Mobley Nature Center Okatie Beaufort Lowcountry website, part of the Spring Island 3,000-acre nature preserve and residential community, center includes a library, museum, zoo and a classroom
Myrtle Beach State Park Nature Center Myrtle Beach Horry Pee Dee 312 acres
Ocean Lakes Nature Center Myrtle Beach Horry Pee Dee website, part of the Ocean Lakes Family Campground, focus on shells, fossils, sea life, wildlife and ecology of coastal South Carolina
Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary Jackson Aiken Augusta area website, 3,154 acres, operated by the National Audubon Society
South Carolina Botanical Garden Clemson Pickens Upcountry 295 acres, includes gardens, 70 acre arboretum, Hanson Nature Learning Center, Bob Campbell Geology Museum and art exhibits
Table Rock State Park Pickens Pickens Upcountry 3,083 acres
Tiedemann Park Nature Center Charleston Charleston Charleston Metro website, operated by the City, focus on Low Country habitats, environments and wildlife
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Georgetown Georgetown Pee Dee 22,931 acres in 3 counties, visitor center and environmental education center in Georgetown
Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary Walterboro Colleton Lowcountry website, 842-acre estuary preserve, planned Discovery Center, operated by the City
Webb Wildlife Center Garnett Hampton Lowcountry website, 5,866 acres, state-operated wildlife management area
Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum Edgefield Edgefield Augusta area website, operated by the National Wild Turkey Federation, museum dedicated to wild turkey restoration, management and hunting, and 100 acre outdoor education center


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