Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
8:30am - 4:30 pm
*except some holidays
After Hours please leave animal inside drop box at front gate.
Our gate is open for sick, injured, or orphaned wild patients 7 days a week. We may occasionally close during other hours, for extraordinary circumstances, or shorten hours for holidays. After hours drop off for injured and orphaned wildlife is avaliable at the front gate between 5M and 7:30AM. The drop off site is checked multiple times throughout the evening and night. We have a staff member on site 24/7 who will pick up the animal after hours for care. If you feel the animal is in need of more immediate attention please call Animal Control at 772-463-3211 to let them know you are dropping the animal off, or they can pick up the animal from your location. Such animals may be rabid, and should not be touched. Proper medical treatment will be necessary if you are scratched or bitten. Please call our office during business hours at 772-286-6200 if you have questions.
Please keep patients warm, dark and quiet overnight. A cardboard box is excellent for most animals. Also, while you may offer (do NOT force) water, please do not feed the animal. Improper diets are more dangerous than lack of food. Bring the animal to us at your first opportunity during business hours. Click here to download complete instructions in PDF format.
In Martin County, the Sheriff's Animal Services division is available at all hours, and is extremely helpful to us in arranging transport of wildlife in need of help. If the wildlife emergency is in Martin County, you may call the Sheriff's office at 772-287-1656 and choose menu selection 1.
Public Visiting Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11am - 3 pm
Suggested donation of $20 per family or group
We are pleased to be able to give you a small glimpse into the functioning of your Wildlife Center. We hope you will see some old friends here, and perhaps make new ones as well. Our resident Educational Ambassadors await you. While our patients on the other hand must remain private and out of public view, for their protection. So while we invite you to look around and enjoy yourselves, we ask your understanding and cooperation.
Note that this is a hospital facility. We are focused on animal care. In the future, we look forward to sharing our new Nature Center being built next door, with you!