Thursday, January 8, 2009


Step into the EcoZone, South Shore Natural Science Center's multidimensional, interactive exhibit area that focuses on the ecosystems of southeastern Massachusetts. The main habitats which comprise the EcoZone are wetlands, woodlands and meadows.

Features of the woodland area, include a life-sized model of a red maple tree whose branches extend over the turtle and frog ponds. Tree roots allow our wood and spotted turtles to climb up to an area at the base of the red maple tree. A hollow log, large enough for both children and adults to crawl through divides the turtle and frog ponds. There are peepholes on the interior walls of the hollow log that allow you to peek into the ponds and see turtles and frogs swimming around.

EcoZone, an interactive live animal exhibits with fish, turtles, and bullfrog; critter corner; feed the animals and meet an animal. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. $5, $3 children/seniors.

South Shore Natural Science Center

P.O. Box 429

48 Jacobs Lane

Norwell, MA 02061

phone: 781-659-2559; fax: 781-659-5924

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