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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.
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.