The Wildlife Learning Center is a great place for kids to get up close to rescued and zoo-born animals, understand their story, their behavior, habitats, and most importantly how they should be treated. And they're cute!
Over 70 species call this center home, from around the world. It's always fun to walk around and try and guess where they call home before you have a look! Do you think you would be able to tell?
The center is also more than a zoo - here they can enjoy a shady, natural environment rather than concrete enclosures. So in other words, they are very happy animals!
Kids can learn all about how the animals were used as illegal pets, or injured to the point they sadly can't return home into the wild.
The center aims to teach visitors the value of conservation as they try and raise funds for wildlife education, so it's also a great cause!
They have a whole heap of cute and adorable animals, including the mischievous lynx, sweet arctic foxes and cute kinkajous - one of our favorites!
On the hour across the afternoon, their knowledgable and friendly staff offer fascinating and fun training talks, where kids can get up close and interactive with some cute critters!
If you want the animals to help celebrate your birthday, they hold parties where you and your friends can actually hang out with some furry friends, and even pat them! And if that's not cool enough, kids aged 5 - 9 can join their summer camps where you even have the chance to be a REAL zookeeper! Pretty awesome!
Seniors, Teachers, & Military $13
Don't forget your camera!
Healthy Eating It never hurts to have some bottled water with you!
You can find all the animals at 16027 Yarnell Street in Sylmar! If you are coming from downtown, get on the 110 N to the 170 N, then take the 5 N to the 210 E. Exit at Yarnell and turn right onto Yarnell St.
There is street parking in the area.
The lovely staff and their furry friends are happy to come to schools to give a 1 hour assembly talk about the animals themselves, survival, and the importance to the ecosystem! Oh, and some of the friends they bring might not be furry - the might be scaly!
You might not be able to take one of the cute animals home, but you can pick from shirts, hats, mugs, magnets, and other fun items!
If you do have special needs, just give them a call to check what help they can give you!
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Open weekdays, 10am - 5pm. Advanced reservations recommended
Closed weekends, Christmas and Thanksgiving
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