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Meet the Animals

The Nature Discovery Center is home to a variety of critters that you can get to know in our Discovery Rooms and in the enclosures of our outdoor Critter Classroom. The Center also offers occasional Meet the Animal programs with our Naturalists on weekends. Stop by for a visit and learn about our animal residents!

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What: Nature Discovery Center Naturalists offer weekend Meet the Animals sessions aimed to give you a more in depth introduction to our animals. Come learn about their behavior and ecology as well as the characteristics that make them unique in an interactive program with both live animals and natural history specimens.

Limit: 10 people to allow for better social distancing. Please bring and wear your masks as social distancing may not always be possible on the trails.

EVERY ATTENDEE MUST BE PAID FOR, NOT JUST CHILDREN.
This is not a drop-off program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Days, Dates, Times & Topics:  

  • Saturday, January 16 at 1:00 pm – Fuzzy Mammals (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 pm – Reptiles (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 pm – Insects and Inverts

Cost: $5 / person

Meet: Behind the Center at the Pavilions.

Advance registration is required. This is not a drop off program. All children must be registered and accompanied by registered adults.

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Note: This program is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or due to changes in the status of the pandemic and corresponding city, county and state regulations.  

 

To find out which animal species are found in the park, visit our Nature Park page and scroll to the bottom.

Learn more about our Discovery Room and Critter Corner animals on our Our Animals Page.