About the School
Turtle Point Science Center is an adventure in hands-on science exploration. Since opening in October 1999, Turtle Point has educated and entertained thousands of school children and visitors from all around the world. Situated on 20 acres adjacent to Big Escambia Creek, the center is home to a variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and mammals. Visitors enjoy natural history exhibits, a live animal collection, local fossils, a rock garden, a butterfly house, native plant and pollinator gardens, ponds, and a beautiful boardwalk trail leading to wetland and creek overlooks. Our boardwalk trail is just over 1 kilometer long (0.33 mile one way). Please call us to schedule a field trip or group tour, or just stop by and visit. Turtle Point is open to the public from 8 am until 3 pm when Escambia County, Alabama schools are in session. Please call for specific closures (251) 296-3401.