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Visit and Explore

Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bear, mountain lion, raptors, river otter, bobcat, and more.

Plan approximately two-and-a-half hours to walk the exhibit trail. Trails are open May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)

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What People Are Saying

Gabrielle Lavallee
, 05/10/21

We went for the nature walk and the kids really enjoyed it :) lot's of animals to see and fun things to do along the way. Worth the trip!

Lois Taylor
, 05/09/21

We are.members and have been for years. We always enjoy our visit with the animals ♡

Chantilly Lace
, 05/09/21

It was nice to visit. However , the price is high yet I understand why. They are a nonprofit and need the money. I do wish they had a post up talking about the animal in the exhibit. For example the 3 legged fisher. I would of liked to of learned more about them. Is there a sight online to learn about them. Some stuff was closed but is understandable.

Naomi Mills
, 05/08/21

Beautiful day at SLNSC! Loved the new zip swing and Raptor Exibit! The otters were adorable as usual and the deer were as friendly as ever! 😀