- Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Each weekday at 3:30 p.m. a special 30-minute themed wildlife program will be presented in the Wildlife Center's lecture hall or Amphitheater.
The special programs are:
Monday - Slithering Serpents
Leave your fears at the door! This program will get you up close and personal with the Wildlife Centerís diverse collection of snakes.
Tuesday - Mythbusters
"Can an owl turn its head all the way around?" "Are there poisonous snakes in my backyard?" Join our staff as we bust common wildlife myths.
Wednesday - Catching Some Zzzs
This program won't leave you snoozing! Come and meet an assortment of animals that are active throughout different times of the day.
Thursday - Flight Show
Be wowed by a variety of birds of prey as they demonstrate free-flight natural behaviors in our outdoor amphitheater, weather permitting.
Friday - What's for Dinner?
No need to set the table! You will learn all about the different things animals eat and how they catch their food in this fun wildlife life program
- All special programs and Behind the Scenes tours are free with the price of admission.
- For more information on the daily themed programs please contact the Center at 912-478-0831.
(Closed on weekends during the months of June, July & August)
- 2:00 p.m. - Reptile program - Meet in the Wildlife Center Lecture Hall
- 3:00 p.m. - Flight Show/Raptor Program - Meet in the Wildlife Center Amphitheater
Self-Guided iPod Tours:
iPods featuring a comprehensive audio and video tour of the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center are available for rent in the Wildlife Center Gift Shop. The iPod tour is designed to guide you through all the venues at the Wildlife Center, allowing you to leisurely explore each at your own pace. Discovery the history of the Center, the fascinating animals that call it home, all the while easily navigating its 18 beautifully landscaped acres. Parking passes for visitors are available in the Center's gift shop.
This is a hands-on experience highlighting three important Georgia ecosystems. Visitors explore, locate and identify, with the help of our exhibit field guide, more than 50 different species of wildlife.
Guided Habitat Walkway Tour:
Your group will enjoy a walking tour of 8 habitat stations with live birds of prey on exhibit. The ecosystems and the ecology of the birds themselves are discussed and explained.
The Wildlife Center Gift Shop carries a wide variety of items, all with a wildlife theme. All Items are priced to the penny with tax included. For groups of very young children the Wildlife Center will provide gift bags for each child so that each child gets a little something to take home. Gift bag prices start at $0.25.
Flighted Raptor Demonstration:
Raptors are brought before the audience in the amphitheater on the fist and then presented in a flight demonstration. Hawks, owls, and falcons are all a part of the cast, but working with animals is an adventure, so the script changes daily.
The open air pavilion seats 120 visitors for lunch or for educational programs. The Pavilion must be reserved in advance.
Children's Discovery Trail:
This winding adventure trail takes visitors past interesting stations with all manner of natural artifacts. Snake skins, turtle shells and deer antlers, as well as frog and snake skeletons, owl pellets, birds’ nests, and turtle eggs are on display. Also on display is an opossum and skunk exhibit, along with a kid’s eagle nest.