connecting to nature

Event Schedule


2017 Schedule of Events
July 15, 16, 22, 23, 2017 
The Royal Tournament Flying Bird Show ~ The Wildlife Theater ~12:00 & 2:30 Join the Royal Court as animals sent from kingdoms far and wide compete in the Royal Tournament! This entertaining and educational flying bird show should not be missed! 

Jarod Miller of Animal Exploration ~ The Wildlife Theater ~ Show 1:30

This host of Greatest American Dog, Animal Exploration, PetFinder, and regular guest of the Rachael Ray Show will perform one interactive show where you can ask him questions and hear stories of his wild life, as well as a 30 minute show with some of his wildlife friends!  Check out Jarod’s bio here.


Hawk Walk ~ Between the Wildlife Theater & Weathering Yard  1:00 pm

Get ready to duck! Join Hawk Creek trainers and Chase the Harris’ Hawk for an up-close encounter as he weaves through the crowd!

Live Music~ Laguna Park 12:30-2:30

Enjoy live music while the kids play games or get their faces painted!


Dragons 11:00-4:00 pm

Explore the myth and reality of dragons through an interactive scavenger hunt! All children that become modern day dragonologists and learn all about the real dragons of the world will receive a free token to start their dragon collection (supplies limited). See Hawk Creek’s dragons up-close, they won’t be shy!  Don’t worry—we’ll remember to feed them…


Affection Section  ~ Roundpen in Savanna 11:00 am – 3:45 pm

Grab a brush and make some new friends! Don’t forget to look for the roving rock—Dozer the tortoise will be cruising around Eagle Park, but you never know where she will end up!  


Cirque du Rat— The Field ~ 11:30-11:40 pm & 3:00-3:10 pm

Witness death defying stunts on a miniature, rodent sized scale! Our crew is ready to show you that rats are intelligent AND adorable!


Other Activities & Places To See:

  • Art & Basket Auction—Basecamp
  • Vendors selling their wares – throughout
  • Get your photo holding a nonnative raptor!-Savanna
  • Discovery Tent—Laguna Park
  • Bounce House—Eagle Park
  • Gift Shop—Welcome Center
  • Information Tent—Basecamp
  • Refreshments—Watering Hole in Savanna
  • Farrier—Witness the age old art of blacksmithing! Sunday July 23rd only.


Don’t forget to walk around the center to meet some of our naturalists and animals up-close!



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