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The Maine Wildlife Park
56 Game Farm Road
Gray
ME
04039
Tel: 207 657 4977

Where are we going today?

It's always magical to spot an animal in the wild, but some creatures wouldn't be able to survive, for a number of reasons.

That is where the Maine Wildlife Park comes in. Here, there are over 30 species of native Maine wildlife that call the park home. Most of these animals stay, because they aren't able to be released into the wild.

There are a number of reasons animals can't be released into the wild - the could have been born in captivity, or they might be injured. Whatever their story, the Maine Widlife Park now looks after them, which is the perfect chance for families to visit, and learn all about them! It's an amazing experience.

When you arrive, head to the visitor center. It's a great place to get your bearings, and find out about what there is to see in the park. It's also a place that kids can try out a variety of difference activities. They can feel what the fur of certain animals feel like, or the kids can try and spot many different species of wildlife across the state

The fish hatchery is also a fun place to visit, where kids can spot the thousands of trout bred there. There are also a number of trails within the Maine Wildlife Park. The Tree Trail is where you can learn all about the variety of trees within the state, and the Wetland Trail takes you on a fascinating journey through the wetland area. Try and spot some of the wild animals, including turtles, fish and birds!

Did you know that there is a Warden Museum at the park? You do now! The history of the Maine Warden Service is fascinating, and with uniforms and other old memorabilia on display, it's a great way for kids to learn all about what happened right under their feet.

Let's not forget about feeding the animals too! There are feed dispensers around the park where you can then feed the turkeys, deer, geese, ducks and even bear. Yep - BEAR!

With gardens, free roaming wildlife, and great seasonal events, the Main Wildlife Park is a wonderful place to visit with the family, and nature!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.50
  • Children$5.50
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9:30am - 3:30pm daily. Visitors can stay until 5pm

April to November

Teachers corner

They offer a variety of educational field trip and class visit options well worth looking at. It's a great place for kids to learn about nature and wildlife - because they will be surrounded by it!.

I'm Hungry!

A little hungry or thirsty? Head for the Snack Shack which serves a variety of different snacks and drinks. The Snack Shack is run by The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park. All proceeds are used to improve the park..

Any Top Tips?

For a quarter you can purchase feed to give to the bears, deer and ground birds, so bring some quarters!.

Doing our bit

The park is dedicated to preserving and looking after all of the wildlife. When they can't go back into the wild, they need humans to care for them!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff in the visitor center if you want to ask about the accessibility of the trails and features.

Can I get one of those?

For those interested in shopping, the Nature Store carries a variety of Nature related items for all ages. Make sure you bring along that pocket money!.

More information

Cash and checks only for admission - no card accepted..

What people are saying?

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    Very nice park with a lot of animals. Very shaded. Kids loved it. A great way to spend a few hours.

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    Not well advertised but an excellant place for children & adults. Glad we found ir

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    This use to be a very affordable place to take the family for a picnic and to see the captive wildlife. Still is nice, not so affordable and a lot of the displays were empty which was not reflective of the cost to get in.

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    If you want to see Maine animals this is the place. They have upgraded cages over the years.

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    Nice place to take the kids to!

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Temp: 35° F / 1° C
Humidity: 70 %
Wind: WSW - 0 MPH

Tuesday

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Temp: 36° F / 2° C
Humidity: 61 %
Wind: NNE - 5 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 32° F / 0° C
Humidity: 87 %
Wind: NNE - 8 MPH

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