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While the Wildlife Rescue Center and its grounds are not open to the public on a daily basis, we host several community events and education programs throughout the year.




Nature Tots Storybook Hour

February 7th, 2023 • 10am - 11am • Wildlife Rescue Center • 

Cost: FREE with an item from our wish list

Bring your toddler to hear a tale and hit the trail! Join us for our in-person Nature Tots Storybook Hour on February 7th, 2023. We will read a nature-themed story, enjoy a wildlife walk, and create an eco-friendly craft using nature's art supplies. 

Nature Tots Storybook Hour is FREE with the donation of an item from our wishlist:


Will you be joining us? Please click here to RSVP with the number of children you will be bringing.

We can't wait to see you there!

APRIL 2023


 April 2023 (Date TBD) • 11am - 4pm • Wildlife Rescue Center

Cost: Free, with an item from our Most Wanted Wishlist. 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 (excluding areas with recovering wildlife patients) 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

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