explore-inside-cave-in-pisgahInside the Forest Discovery Center visitors can see our brand-new 26 minute movie, First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School, explore 15 hands-on exhibits, shop at the Giving Tree Gift Shop, or enjoy lunch at our Cradle Cafe’. Our education wing offers two classrooms and a conference room, a perfect space for hosting meetings and workshops. 




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 typical student.





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.