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Critter House

Observe frogs, turtles, snakes, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes! Our Critter House is the home to many species native to the region. It's a great way to get up close and personal with some adorable and unusual animals and help kids develop an appreciation for the incredible diversity of the natural world. To provide enrichment opportunities for the animals and add variety to our visitors' experiences we rotate the animals currently on exhibit. If you do not see an animal in the Critter House when you stop by they are either out educating a group or just taking turns in the exhibit room.

The Critter House is currently closed due to ongoing site maintenance.  Our outdoor raptor enclosures and Black Pond Woods trails are available every day during daylight hours. You can also meet our wildlife at select public programs

Interested in Volunteering in the Critter House? Please visit our Volunteer Page to fill out a volunteer application.

Adopt Our Critters!

Provide direct support to our educational animals through our Adopt-an-Animal program. This is a unique and personal way to connect your favorite person, organization, teacher, or class to the natural world.