We started off passing through a garden area and inside to some reptiles and amphibians. There was an interesting pine snake that liked to dig in the sandy soil in its terrarium. Then we headed outside to the otters. There is an "otter slide" that Sierra took advantage of.
After observing the two bored-looking bears
We decided to go back and check out the otters again, and I'm glad we did. It was feeding time when we arrived.
Update of March 20, 2016:
Today was to have been our last family trip to Asheville for a while, as we prepare to move to Minnesota. Unfortunately, Noelle was not feeling well, and so Sierra and I made the trip by ourselves. As we made the drive across the mountains it became apparent that Sierra was not feeling herself either. We made the best of our day though and headed back to the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Many of the animals seemed to be quite inactive. We looked at the birds of prey