We were passing through Green Bay and liked this place so much that we stopped off here on our way up North and back down South again. We spent 3-4 hours here and didn't see everything.
The nature center has several different exhibits and a few live animals, but all I can remember are the bees. There are tunnels that younger kids can crawl through.
We lucked out to visit on a day when the Herpetological Society was there. They had brought at least 20 (tame) snakes and all visitors could pick them up and hold them. These ranged from smaller snakes (maybe 1 1/2 feet long) all the way up to huge snakes that had to be at least 6 feet long. The guides were very helpful and patient with the kids as they held the various snakes.
There was also a wolf habitat and a deer habitat. We climbed the huge lookout tour but didn't see any deer. The wolf weren't shy and came right up to the fence. There was also a mountain lion who was very active and prowled their entire area. Other animals included several types of eagles, owls and vultures.
There is also a duck pond, where you can feed the ducks and the geese. A big bag of corn is only $1 and the birds love it! Some animals are still visibly injured, so this gives kids a chance to make sure that they get food too, and not just the healthy animals.
We arrived to late to really enjoy the observation building--most workers had gone home for the day and only a few were left, so I'd suggest going earlier in the day. We were able to walk through a small exhibit with several animals like turtles and birds.
This place is free but takes donations.
Overall, a fun and unique experience. It felt different than a zoo because all the exhibits were closer and the animals were more lively and willing to interact with people.
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