Get up close and personal with our wildlife residents!

Wild Birthdays

Make your Zoom birthday WILD. Our talented Wildlife Keepers will join your virtual birthday with one of our small mammals or birds for a training session followed by a question and answer.

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Available times: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Limit one per hour)
  • 15-minute program
  • Cost: $75
  • Animal chosen by staff
  • Guest will provide Zoom link to museum prior to the birthday date

 

Zoom-tastic Encounters

Have one of our amazing animals break the ice at your company’s next zoom meeting! Animals available: red-fronted macaw, chicken, red fox, turkey vulture, chinchilla, porcupine, toads, reptiles- turtles.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Available times: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. (Limit one per day)
  • 15-minute program
  • Cost: $75
  • Animal chosen by staff
  • These are wild animals, there is no guarantee that an animal will stay the full
    duration

 

Virtual Animal Encounters

  • Available Mon – Fri 11:00a.m., 1:00p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $165 for one hour for up to 45 students
  • Platform: Zoom; link and guidelines provided prior to session
Red Fox
  • $125 per hour for up to 45 students
  • Grades: K-12

This program features our resident fox, Socks. Wildlife keepers will highlight why wild animals do not make good pets and what you should do if you ever find an injured or baby animal in your own backyard. You will learn about the natural history of red foxes and the special adaptations they possess which make them suitable for the New England climate. You will also watch a positive reinforcement training session with “Socks” and learn about how training helps animals under human care participate in their own medical care!

North American River Otters
  • $125 per hour for up to 45 students
  • Grades: K-12

This program features our two resident North American river otters, Slydell and Daisy. Wildlife keepers will highlight the threats that all 13 species of otters are facing and how these threats are leading to endangerment and extinction of otters around the globe. You will learn about the incredible adaptations of river otters and why they are an environmental indicator species. You will get to watch a positive reinforcement training session with both otters and learn about what river otters eat in their natural environment and here at the EcoTarium!

Mountain Lions
  • $125 per hour for up to 45 students
  • Grades: K-12

This program features our two resident mountain lion siblings, Salton and Freyja. Wildlife keepers will tell the story of how Salton and Freyja came to reside at the EcoTarium. You will learn about the former expansive range of mountain lions and why they are no longer found in New England today. You will learn about the current threats that mountain lions are facing daily but how their ability to thrive in different habitats have helped them to adapt and survive. You will get to watch a positive reinforcement training session and learn about what it takes to care for our sibling mountain lions! 

Follow Along on Social Media Daily and weekly programs that spark learning with hands-on activities and live animals!

Wednesday

  • PreK Wednesday Story Time
    • Facebook Live at 11 a.m.

Wednesday

  • Wildlife Wednesday
    • Instagram Live at 2 p.m.

Saturday

  • Pretty Fly
    • Posts on Facebook and Instagram at 2 p.m.

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