Located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, the Center features exciting new exhibits, lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, a forest boardwalk three stories high and a tradition of excellence in environmental education set in the midst of 65 acres of lake, meadow and forest. Home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, Lichterman is an urban nature center, easily accessible to the people who need it the most, the people who live in the city.
A certified arboretum, Lichterman has the convenience of extensive handicap accessible indoor and outdoor facilities for use during all types of weather. The Backyard Wildlife Center features live animals, hands-on explorations, microscopic discoveries, a forest boardwalk three stories high, underwater viewing area and much more! The Visitor Center provides visitors with exhibits focusing on the theme of metamorphosis and change as revealed by the site's main three habitats (lake, meadow and forest). Three miles of accessible trails wind and loop through representative Midsouth habitats punctuated by conveniently located rest stops.
Visitors can enjoy nature walks, wildlife programs, plant sales, festivals and many other entertaining activities designed to expose and build connections between the participants and the natural world.