Natural Tunnel’s Exploration Station provides interactive and hands-on learning opportunities for all ages and abilities. Discover more about the natural and historical resources of our region through self-guided opportunities or topics below.  Each topic is paired with activities, lesson plans, and opportunities to continue your exploration here at Natural Tunnel State Park or in your very own backyard.

Self-guided activities at Natural Tunnel State Park

Scavenger Hunts

Coloring Pages

Critters in the Creek: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

The Hidden Rivers

Empty Nesters!

Weaver Birds Constructing Their Nest.

Birding in Your Backyard

Have you seen any of these birds in your backyard?

Caves and Karst in Virginia

Virtual Tour of Bolling Cave located here at Natural Tunnel State Park. Learn about the fascinating cave features and critters found inside a cave.

Aging A Tree

Crows & Ravens

Who’s In Your Backyard?

A great video showing some tips and tricks to identifying animal tracks. What animal signs have you found in your backyard?

Wild About Wildflowers

Local wildflowers you will find in Southwest Virginia. Have you spotted any of these in your backyard?

Frogs & Toads

How Do Frogs Survive in Winter?