Explore four diverse habitats found in this region, and experience close encounters with a variety of plant and animal species!
Take a closer look at some of the hidden natural treasures in South Mississippi’s swamps and lowland forests. A biome is a community of plants and animals that occupy a specific region defined by climate and dominant vegetation. INFINITY’s Biome Boardwalk will take you through three distinct biomes as you follow its path. In order to keep the biomes as natural as possible, we have not relocated the wildlife and occasional prescribed burning does occur.
Meander your way along our 1,400 feet of Biome Boardwalk to explore four diverse habitats found in this region – Bayhead Swamps, Lowland Pines, Pitcher Plant bogs and an Upland Savannah. Interpretive signage educates visitors on the flora and fauna found in and around the boardwalk, including otters, Great Blue Herons, a variety of snakes, carnivorous plants, and even alligators! Two observation decks and several viewing binoculars situated throughout offer ideal wildlife viewing opportunities, or simply a place to relax and take in nature.
Possum Walk Trail
Tram Tours are currently closed.
Possum Walk Trail is the starting point of the 100-mile Heritage Trail that runs from INFINITY Science Center to Moss Point, Mississippi. The trail’s first three miles opened in August 2013. Called Possum Walk Trail, it starts at INFINITY and ends at the Logtown Cemetery near the Pearl River. Markers along the way present the history of Possum Walk, a now deserted African-American community, as well as Logtown, an old logging community relocated in the wake of the 1960s Space Program. Interpretive signs along the trail point out some of the plants and animals native to this part of Hancock County.
During the nature tour, guests travel approximately 6 miles onboard an eco-friendly electric tram to see the sights on the Possum Walk trail and hear the history of the area – through the voices of some very interesting characters!
Nature Tours last approximately 45 minutes. The tram is open air so there is no air-conditioning.