SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center: Inspires kids' love for learning

Operated by SEEDS at the Town of Blacksburg's historic Price House and gardens, the SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center inspires a natural curiosity and love for the environment in children and the young at heart through discovery learning, nature education, teacher support, and civic awareness. It's a museum and more... nature and discovery in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Virginia!
In mid to late Spring the famous Price Iris garden comes to full bloom! Come check us out!

With contributing partners:
Town of Blacksburg Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Virginia Tech Dept. of Biological Sciences Outreach Program

In mid to late Spring the famous Price Iris garden comes to full bloom! Come check us out!

Location & Open Hours (Click Here):

Starting June 16th, 2021:
Wednesdays 9-1

Thursdays 2-5

Fridays 9-1

Saturdays 9-1

If you want to visit with a group larger than five (5) people, please email at least one week in advance.  emailto:

Our Exhibits

We feature a wide range of exhibits, including: live reptiles and fish, taxidermy specimens, a nature - themed library, a seasonal observation honeybee hive, chocolate and our global connections,  as well as a host of age - appropriate games and puzzles.

Community Outreach & Teacher Support

The SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center allows SEEDS teachers, interns, and college service learning students the opportunity to work on independent projects, class projects, and field studies with the organization. A goal is to do inspiring work that benefits the community.

Through the VT Department of Biological Sciences Outreach Program (VT SOuP), we offer nature-themed teaching kits, on loan to local teachers, and work with schools and home schooling groups on providing supplemental curriculum for your inquisitive students.

Click here for some virtual learning and collaboration sites in the natural and earth sciences.

Birthday Parties (click here)

We can sometimes accommodate small groups outside of our regular hours.  Click above for information.