Immerse yourself in your favorite movies and stories at Hawk Creek’s Enchanted Wild Fest! Journey through the Center to meet the REAL counterparts to your favorite animal movie characters! Be amazed by the super abilities of animals at the flying bird show! Meet a live unicorn and princess! Animal encounters, activities for kids, games and delicious food from O’Brien’s West End Inn food truck await you! Costumes welcome! (no inflatable costumes permitted for the comfort of the animal residents).


Flying bird demo, unicorn, wild cat chat, princess, refreshments, gift shop, and activities for all ages. Event parking is FREE and tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for veterans and seniors, $10 for children, and $45 for a family pass of up to 2 adults and 3 children (5-12 yrs). Children 4 and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. Event is rain or shine.


Timed events

(subject to change)

11:00am – Gates open

11:30 – Eagle Chat

12:00 – Super Adaptations Show

12:20 – Porcupine Feeding

12:30-2:30 – Meet a Princess

12:30-2:00 – Raptor Photos

1:15 – Eagle Chat

2:30 – Super Adaptations Show

2:50 – Porcupine Feeding

3:00-4:00 – Raptor Photos

4:00pm – Gates close

All day

Explore Hawk Creek Wildlife Center and visit with our team of naturalists and wildlife educational ambassadors!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet a Unicorn

Meet the Snowy Owlets

Kid’s Crafts

Frequently asked questions

We offer free parking to all our visitors, located in our parking lot.

A camera, definitely. There are innumerable opportunities for photography and we strongly encourage taking advantage of them—photographs are one of the best ways to learn from and appreciate nature without taking from it. Flashes are acceptable (they don’t bother the animals) though exhibits generally take place outdoors.

Ice Cream, snacks and beverages will be available all day in the Watering Hole and O’Brien’s West End Inn Food Truck will be serving delicious food from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Unfortunately, handicapped access is limited. We try to keep as natural an environment as possible, so much of the center contains gravel walkways and there is no paved ground; everything outside takes place on gravel and wood chips.

Dress for the weather. In sun, a hat and sunglasses are a good idea; in rain, ponchos or umbrellas are almost a necessity. Hawk Creek is an outdoor facility (there is one indoor-accessible building) and the only cover from rain or sun is provided by trees, tents, and the occasional standing umbrella. In more inclement weather, expect these spots to be crowded.

For the safety of our animals and your friends, we can not allow pets inside the Center. We ask that you keep them at home during your visit to Hawk Creek.


Service animals are permitted only in certain areas. If you have a service animal with you, please check in with a member of staff on arrival so we can ensure you get the most out of your experience!