On-Site Educational Programming

Whether you are seeking a casual tour of our facilities or an educative experience unlike any other in the riverbend area, TreeHouse Wildlife Center is committed to providing the community opportunities in environmental and wildlife education. In-house programming incorporates hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion of the selected topic. All programs are tailored to meet the needs of your group. At the conclusion of your program, you are invited to enjoy lunch (not provided) in our picnic area and observe animals in the outdoor enclosures.

 

Our facilities are open to the public every day, with our grounds' hours from dawn to dusk. We invite you to tour our outdoor permanent resident enclosures at your own leisure free of charge. Our education center and gift shop are open from 10 am - 4 pm. Still interested in a more personal TreeHouse experience? Check out what we currently offer below to see what fits the needs of you and your group!

Guided Tour

Take a tour of our facility grounds with a staff member or volunteer and learn all about Treehouse! Meet our permanent residents and hear their back stories as to why they are here at our center. Discover native wildlife and learn how you can help your backyard critters. Year-round weather permitting. $2 per person. Can be added on with other programs.

____ Ages                              

All

___ Length                              

45 min - 1 hr

___ Min/Max                              

None, $20 minimum

Owls, Coyotes, & Snakes, Oh My!

Our most popular education program! Learn about special adaptations that make mammals, birds, and reptiles unique from one another. Participants will have the opportunity to meet three permanent residents up close as well as tour the  outdoor enclosures with a staff member. $100 initial program, $4 per additional person after the first 30 participants.

____ Ages                              

All

___ Length                              

2 hr

___ Min/Max                              

8/50

Fur and Feathers

Learn about some of the different backyard critters you can encounter in the great state of Illinois! This program includes the use of different animal bones, furs and feathers, etc. for visual and touch purposes, pictures, and a story. Participants will also have a visit from one of our education ambassadors. $50 initial program, $2 per additional child after the first 20 participants.

____ Ages                              

4-6

___ Length                              

45 min

___ Min/Max                              

8/30

Predators of the Sky

This program delves into the world of Illinois birds of prey! Participants are acquainted with some of the state’s native raptors and learn identification tricks and life histories of the different bird species. Hands-on material and activities are used in explaining important adaptations of these birds. Of course the program couldn’t be complete without a visit from one of our permanent resident raptors! $75 initial program, $4 per additional person after the first 25 participants.

____ Ages                              

10+

___ Length                              

1 hr

___ Min/Max                              

8/35

Rehab 101

Ever wonder what goes on behind the clinic’s door? This program introduces participants to the world of wildlife rehabilitation and the inner workings of Treehouse Wildlife Center. Learn about the step-by-step process of a patient’s recovery, current and past patient cases, and the problems facing wildlife today. Participants will be treated to a visual display for reference and a visit from a permanent resident at our facility. Guided tour included. $75 initial program, $4 per additional person after the first 25 participants.

____ Ages                              

11+

___ Length                              

2 hr

___ Min/Max                              

8/35

Herd Mentality

Do you have a group of 50 or more? We’ve got a specific program for you! Herd Mentality offers a station-by-station set up for large groups. This includes an introduction to what we do and a visit from three of our education ambassador animals, a split up guided tour of our resident animal enclosures, and a craft project or game upon request! $4 per person.

____ Ages                              

All

___ Length                              

2 hr

___ Min/Max                              

50+

Want to schedule a program?

 

Call our center at (618) 466-2990 or email us at treehousewildlifecenter@gmail.com

 

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Are you wanting a special program that matches your current curriculum or interests? Have concerns or questions about programs? We can work with you!

Programs or guided tours must be scheduled at least a week in advance. 

© 2019 by TreeHouse Wildlife Center, Inc. 

Our Number:

(618) 466-2990

Our Address: 

23956 Green Acres Rd. Dow, IL 62022