Join us from 10am-2pm at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray for our kick-off event for our Summer Program Days. The Park has created a new exhibit featuring ‘Nocturnal Creatures’ - some of the critters that live in darkness and that we seldom see.
This newest park exhibit is shadowy and unique! Nocturnal creatures are all around and beneath us, but we scarcely notice their existence. Learn the differences between a truly nocturnal vs. ‘crepuscular’ lifestyle; and why certain critters are active only at dawn, dusk or completely in darkness.
Although we do not have a live bat display, there will be a special exhibit and lots of information about Maine bats, and what biologists and ‘citizen scientists’ are doing to help protect them. Three bat species have recently been added to the Maine Endangered Species list. Free bat posters will be available here too!
There will be a variety of activities for children to participate in between 10am and 2pm. So make a plan to visit the wildlife park on the first Saturday in May to learn all about the ‘Creatures of the Night’!
The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW.
The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from April 15th through November 11th from 9:30am-4:30pm; visitors may then stay until 6:00pm.
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.50 ages 4-12; $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer.