Featured Animals at The Creature Conservancy in Ann Arbor

Head out to A2 most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year to interact with live animals and learn about different 'Featured Animals' each month.

Is your kid wild about animals? Skip the zoo and check out their favorite critters up close and out of the cage at The Creature Conservancy’s weekly Featured Animals event.

Each Saturday and Sunday throughout the year (give or take a holiday or two) these events will foster a greater love and understanding of our planet’s wildlife through educational demonstrations, live animal talks and more –with special attention to that month’s “featured animal.”

Each featured animal is hand-selected by conservancy staff to take center stage from 2 to 4 p.m.

Families will also be able to check out Harper the cougar as she eats at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., see the alligator eat at 2:30 p.m., watch the arctic foxes interact, check out the kangaroos, see the snapping turtles and more.

But it doesn’t stop there. As your child meets some of these critters, you can rest assured that entry fees go directly to the non-profit’s work helping the critters in their care and rescuing other animals like Al, the alligator who was left on a local vet’s doorstep, Quinn, a non-releasable bald eagle that was hit by a car, Dumpie, the ball python found in a dumpster and others.

The Featured Animals event happens 1-5 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays of each month throughout the year. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids ages 2-12.

The featured animals in the upcoming months are as follows but are subject to change:

  • January: South American Sloths
  • February: Crested Porcupines

For more information on the Featured Animals event at The Creature Conservancy in Ann Arbor, or for details on other family fun things to do this weekend, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.


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