October 25, 2014
There will be an open house today at the Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton.
Admission is free and open to the public from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Food will be available from the Flomaton High School Band Boosters. There will be live music from “Two Stories Collide”, a live cake auction at 4:30, and a spooky trail.
The 3,000 square foot Turtle Point offers a touch tank for children and other hands-on exhibits. It boasts an extensive collection of wildlife specimens including many Alabama birds, nests, and eggs; a butterfly and living bee exhibit; live alligators, turtles, snakes, amphibians, and fish of the East Gulf Coastal Plain geophysical region. Also, plant lovers will find six teaching gardens and a wetland nature trail.
Turtle Point’s goal is to provide hands-on environmental education to students and adults in the South Alabama and Northwest Florida area. Turtle Point is located at 20959 Highway 31 in Flomaton, near Hurricane Park and Flomaton High School. For more information, call (251) 296-3401.
Pictured: The Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.