In the Pegg Exhibit Hall
The Pegg Exhibit Hall, located in the central building in our Allen Education Center complex, features rotating educational exhibits as well as some ongoing highlights. Around the exhibit hall are the Burke and Judy Davis Garden Shop, DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration, and Sara Fore Gaines Library. Learn more about these spaces in our Allen Education Center pages.
Up now: Saving Our Seeds
What is a seed? How do seeds affect our daily lives? Learn all about the roles seeds play in the world and what we’re doing to save the seeds of rare plants in this educational exhibit.
Past exhibits have included Saving Our Birds, Saving Our Wildflowers, Saving Our Pollinators, Winter Spectacle, Plant This, Not That, and more.
We’re grateful to the New Hope Audubon Society for sharing this birds’ nest display with us, featuring the nests of a Carolina wren, blue-gray gnatcatcher, American robin, white-eyed vireo, and more. Each nest is accompanied by an educational paragraph.
Note: Collecting birds’ nests, eggs, feathers, or any other parts requires a government permit.
Shagbark Hickory Tree Cookie
This Carolina shagbark hickory was once a National Champion Tree. It grew at Mason Farm Biological Reserve for 245 years until it fell in 1996 during Hurricane Fran. Get up close to see the growth rings and see if you can figure out which times were especially good for growth!
Pine Cones of the Southeastern U.S.
The Southeast is home to a number of native pine species: compare and contrast their cones in this display!
Specimens courtesy of Scott G. Ward.