Wildwood Nature Center

Animal Exhibit Room Now Open!

Wildwood’s animal exhibit room is now open, and our animals are excited to see you! Our animal room will be open to the public with capacity limitations, screening questions, hand sanitizing, and a new traffic flow. We will also continue to offer private animal room visits for families with our Animal Encounters programs. The Nature Nook Playroom will remain closed.

Public Visiting Hours for the Animal Room

Enter through the Animal Room exterior door located on the south east corner of the building.

Tuesdays 10:00am-6:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm

Animal Encounters Program

Wednesdays between 10:15am-5:45pm
Saturdays between 10:15am-12:15pm

Click here to register for Animal Encounters

Explore Wildwood's grounds with a self-guided walk through our five-acre natural oasis and enjoy our two ponds, restored native prairie, and woodland walk.

Register for a class or a workshop, or simply enjoy the pond and prairie during each seasonal change. It’s all here for you to enjoy!

Wildwood Nature Center's Mission Statement

To provide environmental education, outreach programs and natural experiences for people of all ages; strive to increase biodiversity, stewardship and awareness of the natural world; and mentor and lead individuals to respect and appreciate local wildlife and the environment.


At the Nature Center

  • Live Animal Displays
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Birthday Parties
  • Nature and Environmental Programs for All Ages
  • Scout & School Programs
  • Nature Nook (environmental play room)

In the Park

  • Self-Guided Woodland Walk
  • Walking Paths
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Fishing Ponds
  • Campfire Pit (paid reservation required; call Wildwood to schedule your campfire event)
  • Restored Native Prairie
  • Rain Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Human Sundial
  • Sam Biardo Prairie Observation Deck
  • Fishing Deck and Rock Landing Areas

Wildwood Party Packages

Looking for a ‘wild’ time? You can find it with a party at Wildwood Nature Center! The perfect location for your child's next birthday celebration.

Our fun nature and animal-inspired parties are a unique way to celebrate your next event both indoors and outdoors. Or, choose a party that is not only fun for your guests but also helps to support Wildwood Nature Center.

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