Friday, February 24, 2012

The Wildlife Learning Center!

The Wildlife Learning Center is a wonderful rescue center that provides outreach and onsite education in wildlife biology. Located in Sylmar, the Wildlife Learning Center is nestled in an olive grove and houses more than 70 different species of rescued and zoo born wild animals.

We took our kids to visit the learning center for their first time and I must say it was so much more than I expected. I really enjoyed the WLC for one very awesome reason...the kids are able to get up close and personal with just about every animal it houses. Unlike most zoos, at the WLC, the kids entered the habitats of different wild animals, fed them, pet them, held them, YOU NAME IT! My kids were in awe from start to finish.

Mya fed a Porcupine, Jackson held a Tawny Owl, the kids went into the African Serval's home and watched our tour guide feed her and listened to a few fun facts, The kids walked into the home of the Two-Toed Sloth, we all were able to pet the Fennec Fox, Prairie Dogs and of course my kids got their hands on just about every creature in the Reptile House!

I have to tell you, if it's your first time visiting the Wildlife Learning Center, you absolutely must schedule a Behind-The-Scenes Hands-On Tour! It is truly the best experience your children could possibly have. It is both exciting and educational. My favorite way to learn!


Birthdays are a must here! They have a great party pavilion you can set up to accommodate your theme. You get a guided interactive tour of the center and an animal show. The kids will have a blast exploring the wildlife and the parents will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a tranquil setting. It's a win-win!

You can find all the necessary info to schedule a visit here. Happy Learning!!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh man...my kids would have loved this when they were younger. Sounds fantastic. We may still need to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Fabulous! I used to live near there and yet never visited. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh Wow! I didn't know about this place. As a homeschooler, this would be a perfect field trip for my kids! Thanks for the tip re: booking a behind-the-scenes hands on tour!

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  4. looks great! we need to check it out.

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