EVENTS

While the Wildlife Rescue Center and its grounds are not open to the public on a daily basis, we host several community events throughout the year and offer a diverse array of environmental education programming. Please browse our community events and camps below. Click here to learn more about our group education programs.

OCTOBER 2018




TAILS OF THE NIGHT
October 27, 2018: 4pm - 8pm • Wildlife Rescue Center • for All Ages • $8 in advance, $10 at the door Buy Tickets Here
Start your fall season off right with this celebration of nocturnal animals and all the creepy, crawly, and cool critters who call Missouri home! Costumed hikes, campfires, and more make Tails of the Night a yearly family favorite. Have up-close critter encounters with domestic animals, chat with Wildlife Rescue Center volunteers and staff, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of our wild animal hospital. Enjoy autumn treats, glow-in-the-dark interactive art installations, and nature crafts. With so much to do, you'll wish you were a creepy crawly critter too!

DECEMBER 2018




WILD WINTER CAMP
December 27, 2018 or December 28, 2018 • 9am - 3pm • Wildlife Rescue Center • 1st - 4th grade • Cost: $55

Don't spend your entire holiday break indoors! Instead, pull on your boots and dive into winter's wonders at the Wildlife Rescue Center! Explore our forests, fields, and wetlands to discover what animals have been there and what they've been up to. Use nature's craft supplies to design edible ornaments for the birds. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our wild animal hospital and create special treats for our patients. You'll be amazed at how much winter fun you can fit into one day!

MARCH 2019




SPRING PEEPERS CAMP
March 2019: 9am - 3pm • Wildlife Rescue Center • 1st - 4th grade • Cost: $55
The trees are tweeting with the sounds of spring! Come learn new languages to discover what the frogs, birds, and squirrels are talking about. Play wild games and create crafts from nature. Explore our woods, wetlands, and forests for wildlife and the clues they leave behind. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our wild animal hospital and learn about the types of animals we care for and how we help them.

APRIL 2019




SPRING TAILS
April 2019 • 11am - 4pm • Wildlife Rescue Center. Cost: Free with an item from our Baby Shower Wish List.
Spots are limited, for this wildly popular event!


Young and old alike are invited to tweet, hop, and flap on over to the Wildlife Rescue Center for Spring Tails, our annual celebration of nature's wild families!
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our professional wildlife rehabilitation center
  • Use garden-grown dyes to create awesome nature crafts
  • Take a photo with Ambassador Cottontail
  • Embark on a natural treasures hunt and search for clues wild animals have left behind
  • Chat with the volunteers and staff who care for Missouri's orphaned, ill, and injured native wild animals
  • Have an up-close critter encounter with domestic pet rabbits, chickens, and more!

JULY 2019




WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER'S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
July 2019: 10am - 4pm • Wildlife Rescue Center
Admission is free, donations are appreciated! Check out our Wish List here
Find out more information about Open House here


Join us at the Wildlife Rescue Center's Annual Open House!
  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our wild animal hospital to learn about the types of animals we care for and how we help them
  • Enjoy a family-friendly stroll along our private nature trail
  • Chat with Wildlife Rescue Center staff and volunteers to learn more about our mission and how you can be a good neighbor to wildlife
  • Meet other local non-profit organizations and learn about the positive impacts they're making







WILD CHILD SUMMER CAMP (5 DAYS):
For Ages 6-8 •  July 2019: 9am - 3pm • Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225
For Ages 9-11 • July 2019: 9am - 3pm • Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225

Have you ever wondered what it's like to... ...rely on your hearing to find your way? ...build a home out of sticks and leaves? ...use camouflage to hide in plain sight?

Come find out while experiencing nature like a wild animal at the Wildlife Rescue Center! Explore our big backyard to see what the world looks like from a wild point of view. If you want to learn about the natural world and your place in it, you've gotta get your paws dirty!

As campers play and explore, they will engage their senses and become confident adventurers in the natural world. Wild Child Summer Camp will increase your camper's awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural world as well as his or her role in it."