Wade Bourne Nature Center

About Wade Bourne Nature Center

The Wade Bourne Nature Center is a museum and event space located at 2308 Rotary Park Drive. Here, you can learn about Clarksville Native Wade Bourne, who dedicated his life to hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. We also have a nature discovery area where children can learn about the world around them.

Open Tuesdays to Fridays (10am - 5pm) and Saturdays (10am - 3pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Government Holidays.

Click here to see programs and events happening at this location.

Our Mission

The Wade Bourne Nature Center at Rotary Park serves to promote conservation and nature education for all ages while connecting visitors with the environment.


The Nature Center maintains the following permits:

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Salvage Permit for Migratory Birds
  • TN Wildlife Resources Agency, Educational Wildlife Possession Permit for Class 2 Animals
  • TN Wildlife Resources Agency, Salvage Permit for Migratory Birds