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!

Select Saturdays at 2pm

More information

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.

Day, Date & Time: Select Saturdays at 2 pm

  • 1/13 – Reptiles!  
  • 03/16 – Insects
  • 05/18 – Mammals

Program Location: Meet behind the Center at the Pavilions

Age Restrictions: This program is intended for families. This is not a drop off program. All children must be registered and must be accompanied by registered adults. 

Cost: $5 member / $10 non-member

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


Program Size Limit: 20 people

Note: This program is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.  

For cancellation, refund and other program policies, please read our FAQ for Classes and Camps.

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.