EVENTS & EDUCATION
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.
September 10, 2022 • 11am - 4pm (registration required)
Wildlife Rescue Center • 1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin 63021
All Ages • Free to attend, donations always appreciated!
Bring the family and join us Saturday, September 10, for our first Wildlife Rescue Center Open House since 2019! See what goes on behind-the-scenes of a professional wildlife rehabilitation operation. Meet some of our conservation partners, take a stroll around the nature trail, and make a cool craft.
Thanks to event sponsor, Carol House Furniture, conservation partner, Humane Wildlife Solutions, and a handful of generous donors, gifts to our Chances for Critters Fund will be matched up to $12,000 through September 10! Make a gift when you register and double your impact! Spots are limited, register for a tour time today!
Can’t make it to open house? You can still donate toward the match by giving to our Chances for Critters Fund now through September 10!
Tails of the Night
October 2022 (Date TBD) • Wildlife Rescue Center • for All Ages •
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 (excluding areas with recovering wildlife patients) 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!
SPRING PEEPERS CAMP
March 2023 (Date TBD) : 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 (excluding areas with recovering wildlife patients) of our wild animal hospital and learn about the types of animals we care for and how we help them.
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
Wild Child Summer Camp
Wildlife Rescue Center • for ages 6-8 & 9-11 •
For Ages 6-8 • July 2023 (Date TBD) 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225
For Ages 9-11 • July 2023 (Date TBD) 9am - 3pm at Wildlife Rescue Center • Cost: $225
Experience nature like a wild animal at the Wildlife Rescue Center! Come explore our big backyard and see what the world looks like from a wild point of view. If you want to learn about your environment, you've gotta get your paws dirty! As campers play through the day, they will engage their senses and become confident adventurers in their natural habitat. They will learn the stories of some of our wildlife patients and peek behind-the-scenes in the rehabilitation facility. This unique perspective promotes a harmonious relationship with native wildlife and links what we're learning about outside to the daily life of every explorer.
WILD WINTER CAMP
December 2023 (Date TBD) • 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 (excluding areas with recovering wildlife patients) 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!