Mission Statement

"TreeHouse Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1979 dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native wildlife while promoting environmental awareness through education."

Who We Are 

TreeHouse is situated on 8 1/2 peaceful acres between Alton and Grafton, IL in the quiet town of Dow. We provide a professional community service to people in central and southern Illinois who encounter sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.

TreeHouse Wildlife Center does not receive government funding. Rather, we operate on the kind donations of visitors and supporters, fundraisers, grants, and education program fees. 

We invite you to tour our center and learn about the work we are committed to and passionate about. See our Visit Us page for visitor hours and browse the rest of our website for information on our organization, public events, and how to get involved. 

A Very Critter Christmas -

Photos with Santa

December 15th 1-4pm

Join your wildlife friends at TreeHouse for a winter event for the whole family! Santa "Claws" will be visiting the center to listen to the Christmas wishes of young visitors. For only $6, have your child take a picture with Jolly Old St. Nick and one of the center's owls for a lasting holiday memory. Bring an item from our Critter Holiday Wish List and your photo will be $5. Participate in a nature-based holiday craft to take home, visit our outdoor education ambassadors, and don't forget to purchase that special Christmas present in our gift shop! Christmas season sweets and refreshments will also be provided. Admission is FREE, but holiday donations are greatly appreciated to help TreeHouse Wildlife Center continue caring for native wildlife!

​TreeHouse Critter Holiday Wish List:

Spuds, Hope, Mac, & Ozzy - Trash Bags

Einstein, Igor, Isaac Newton, & Karion - Paper Towels

Zuni & Apache - Dry or Canned Dog Food

Chuckles, Vixey, Utah, & Dorian - Dry or Canned Cat Food

Owlbert, Stevie, & Howie - Laundry Detergent

Luke, Socks, & Hershey - Mr. Clean

Ed & Penelope - Purina Game Bird Chow

Buddy, BoBo-NoBo, & Leia - Dish Soap

Jack, Heady, & Chili - Pine-sol

Cirrus, Julien, Kasper - Lysol

© 2019 by TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc. 

Our Number:

(618) 466-2990

Our Address: 

23956 Green Acres Rd. Dow, IL 62022