The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
Located in Moose, Wyoming. NO Real Moose Sightings, Darn!
A 22,000 square-foot center! An Amazing and Beautiful building that blends with its Natural Surroundings!
An initiative between Grand Teton National Park and Grand Teton National Park Foundation. The auditorium is still in the works; the Foundation is still raising funds and almost there to complete it. I would have loved to sneak a peek as well as a show when there.
This guy is out front greeting visitors! Welcome, Explore & Discover!
Then you are greeted by Mama Bear and her Cubs upon entering the Visitor Center.
I enjoyed the layout of the Discovery Center. You learn about the People, the Place and Protection. So interactive and informative and makes you want to slow down and soak up the knowledge. NO just stopping for a brochure that is for sure!
Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons truly are a place of “wonderment”!
The Discovery Center gets you motivated to get outdoors to discover and explore this breathtaking, beautiful region. I know as a human being that I have a connection to nature that nurtures my heart, spirit and whole being! I find myself reflecting on those pioneers who made it through some of these mountainous areas to create a home. Just blows my mind at times in how they did it!
The center has a large, interactive model of Grand Tetons National Park to show glacier movement and animal migration. I refrained from taking a picture because there were other visitors enjoying and exploring it. Sometimes you just have to put the camera down and do not want to accidently take someone’s picture either.
This is a Place of CAN TOUCH, love that! I enjoyed being able to touch the pelts of the various animals in the region. Have you ever wondered what those tracks are when out in nature? The displays give you track information too.
I dub this piece of art the “Friendly Bear” and LOVE IT!!!
(All Photos by RSheridan)