In the center's main exhibit hall, "Michigan Coastal Sand Dunes Like Nowhere Else on Earth" features:
Dioramas that depict the four dune habitats in all seasons and include models of the animals and plants that live there.
An animation station where visitors can see how sand dunes are formed.
An interactive audio/video station that shows the ant lion at work and offers a play-by-play account of its hunting skill.
An interactive computer station that features other sand dune parks in Michigan.
The Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center also includes a classroom with seasonal live animal displays and an auditorium where an audiovisual presentation orients visitors to the park and its surrounding sand dunes.