Located adjacent to the museum’s main parking lot is NaturePlay @BCM, a free and contained handicapped-accessible green space where children and their families can play, discover and engage in heritage and natural history. The area includes kid-sized log cabins and caves, a wooden replica of a flatboat, a cruise line swing, walkways imbedded with animal tracks and gardens planted with native plants and shrubs. NaturePlay@BCM is free and open from dawn to dusk each day. Free parking. Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.