Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Alabama Wildlife Center

A leader in the rehabilitation of wild birds. Our hallmarks are rehabilitation excellence and innovation in reuniting baby birds with their family. We also engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting Alabama’s native wildlife. 100 Pelham Heights Road, Pelham, Alabama 35124. Tel: 205-663-7930. Cost: Fee.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

Offers 1,000 acres of undeveloped land connecting people and nature. The nature center is a special place where people can come to learn to be good stewards of the earth, caring for and observing biologically diverse native plants and wildlife, preserving remnants of Birmingham’s mining history, and hiking peaceful and un-crowded trails located just minutes from downtown. 1214 81st St S, Birmingham, AL 35206. Tel: 205-833-8264. Cost: Fee.

Southern Environmental Center

The largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama. An Interactive museum and EcoScape Gardens. The SEC's purpose is to show individuals how they can protect and improve their local environments. 900 Arkadelphia Rd, Birmingham, AL 35254. Tel: 205-226-4934. Cost: Fee.

Treetop Nature Trail

In Oak Mountain State Park, stroll along a broad, elevated boardwalk that winds through the trees in a secluded woodland valley. As you wander along, you catch sight of some of Alabama's most thrilling wild creatures. Oak Mountain State Park, 100 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124. Tel: 205-663-7930. Cost: Fee.