The Nature Discovery Center is a screened-in pavilion situated in the middle of Shangri La’s Cypress-Tupelo swamp adjacent to Adams Bayou offering visitors a unique and interactive way to explore the fascinating world of nature. As the sounds of the swamp echo through the pavilion, some lucky visitors may observe turtles, snakes, dragonflies, birds and other creatures that have found a temporary home at Shangri La.
Two spotting scopes, generously funded by Chevron Phillips, allow visitors to spy on animals in the swamp or observe nesting birds in the heronry. Our interactive i-Pad allows visitors to play games and search for information. Each activity offers an engaging sensory experience into the magical natural world that surrounds Shangri La’s Nature Center.