The Forest Capital Museum is an octagonal structure made from Cypress and Pine wood with high beamed ceilings, topped with a glass dome. The museum offers a fundamental understanding of the evolution, ecology and productivity of our forests. The whole family will enjoy the exhibits of lifelike animals native to the area. Early turpentine production once crucial to naval stores comes to life in a diorama. Antique turpentine tools are displayed. Diagrams and photographs explain and depict the life and cycles of a forest. The center of the museum is dedicated to displaying products that are derived from our forests. The beauty of Florida's native wood is displayed in a carved map of Florida with each of the sixty-seven counties carved from a species of wood native to their area. "Terry, the Talking Tree" will sum it all up with a message that tells about the importance of our forests.