A one of a kind facility in this area, the Ocean Lakes Nature Center focuses on marine life. Leonard Raker, Curator, travels extensively during our off-season gathering items for exhibit. The Nature Center offers exhibits and information on shells, fossils, sea life, wildlife and ecology of coastal South Carolina. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to identify items discovered on our nearly one mile of the Atlantic Ocean beach and answer any questions you may have. They also know where all the good "shell" spots are located along the Grand Strand. Join them on a beach walk or for an educational program. It will be enjoyed by the entire family!
For our younger guests with upcoming science projects the Ocean Lakes Nature Center is a great place to gather information and get a head start. Leonard and Billie are thrilled to assist you on ideas and marine life info. Make sure to follow up with them next summer and let them know how your project turned out!
If you are at Ocean Lakes in the months of September - May, you may want to attend our special nature programs in the Recreation Building at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.