Open Houses & Center Programs

Join us at the Wildlife Center for a Wildlife Program in May!

As a wildlife emergency room and hospital, the Wildlife Center is not open to the public. This May, the Center is offering special on-site wildlife programs for the general public!

The Center outreach staff and volunteers are offering 12 different opportunities for families to visit with our staff and ambassador animals. We’ll host these programs in an outdoor tent in front of the Wildlife Center. Attendees will learn more about the work of the Wildlife Center and will meet at least three non-releasable education ambassadors, including raptors, opossums, snakes, and turtles. Programs will last about 45 minutes to an hour. These will be the first public programs offered at the Center since early 2020! 

These will look different than our traditional seasonal open houses that have been held in the past – the special opportunities when people could tour the Center’s hospital and education ambassador area. Due to restrictions established to limit the spread of COVID-19 and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), the Center is limiting public visitation into the hospital or the enclosures housing wildlife education ambassadors.   Tours of these areas will not be included as part of these May Wildlife Programs. 

There is no charge, but reservations are required – and spaces are very limited. Please note: all programs are now full, but please use the RSVP form to sign up to e on the waiting list! We do receive cancellations, so will try to work your group in to the program of your choice

  • Saturday, May 14 with programs at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm 
  • Sunday, May 15 with programs at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, May 18 with programs at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm 
  • Thursday, May 19 with programs at 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, May 20 with programs at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm 

To reserve your spot:

  • Please reserve your spot using this webformNo phone calls, please! We need to keep the lines open for wildlife emergencies. 
  • One of our staff members will process reservations in the order in which they are received. We will send you an email to confirm your request.

Please note: Reservations for these programs may be made for up to five individuals; children should be accompanied by parents or guardians. Larger groups [schools, scout troops, etc.] cannot be accommodated in this set-up; please submit a program request form to our outreach department to make alternate arrangements.

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