Now Open, Limited Engagement
Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue.
Wildlife Rescue presents topics and themes important to the health of habitats and the ecosystems of our planet. Step into the rescue efforts with people who dedicate their lives to wildlife rescue. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild. Experiment with puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills.
• Crawl through a turtle culvert
• Learn how to milk a sturgeon
• Be an American burying beetle
• Compare your weight to a panda’s
• Fly with a Whooping Crane
• Feed a baby California Condor, acting as its mother
• Live a day in the life of a Black-footed Ferret
The Species Recovery Center
There are cases where the number of individuals of a particular species has become so low that it faces extinction. Often drastic measures must be taken to overcome the threat. With the help of dedicated professionals and volunteers, successful captive breeding programs have been put into place to capture the animals from the wild, breed and raise the young, and ultimately release these endangered animals back into their natural habitats. Visitors will come to understand the nature of these animals and the methods and techniques employed by their rescuers.
“Return to the Wild” Theater and Exhibits
This space tells the compelling stories of people who are dedicating their lives to saving individual animals and ultimately an entire species. Two species, quite different from each other, orphaned elephants and orphaned orangutans are examples of long-term commitments and of forged relationships between their rescuers and the individual animals.
The Home Front zone concentrates on the critical roles that non-scientists can play in helping wild animals. The emphasis is on North American species, habitats and initiatives, and on documenting a variety of ways in which everyone, especially children, can get involved and make a difference.
Wildlife Rescue is an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive experience for all ages.