The Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America

Forest Discovery Center

Inside the Forest Discovery Center visitors can see our brand-new movie, “There’s Magic at the Cradle”, explore 15 hands-on exhibits, and shop at the Giving Tree Gift Shop.

Forest Discovery Center

Forest Discovery Center

The exhibit hall displays forest history through interactive displays, children’s games and much more. You’ll learn first-hand how the Biltmore Forest School came to pass and what life was like for a typcial student.

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall

Be sure to ride the fire fighting helicopter simulator over a forest fire, then go underground and see which animals live under the forest floor. Children will enjoy participating in a nature-based scavenger hunt and learn about life for our forest critter friends.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

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