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Ozark Natural Science Center’s mission is to enhance the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Ozark natural environment.



At ONSC, we envision a future where everyone has the opportunity to engage deeply with nature. Through our dedication to education, environmental stewardship, and community collaboration, we aim to empower others and to preserve the diverse ecosystems and natural heritage of the Ozarks.

What We Do:

At ONSC, we connect people with nature by offering hands-on science and nature experiences. We host school programs, camps, and workshops for adults and families. We also rent our lodges, tiny house apartments, event center, and campgrounds so guests can enjoy our beautiful wilderness.

Core Values:

High-quality education, meaningful and immersive experiences in nature, and environmental stewardship

About ONSC


Directions and Maps

ONSC Main Campus:

Our main campus is located in Madison County, Arkansas, between Huntsville and Eureka Springs. We are the only residential overnight science center in Arkansas.

We have 8 miles of hiking trails within Bear Hollow Natural Area, managed cooperatively by ONSC and AR Natural Heritage Commission. We are tucked within the 14000+ acre McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area, managed by AR Game and Fish Commission.


ONSC at Lake Fayetteville:

At our satellite location at Lake Fayetteville, ONSC provides a range of urban programming, including day camps, public programs, open houses, guided hikes, and school programs by invitation. These offerings complement programs at ONSC's main campus.

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