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Little Ray's Nature Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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I love this place, first date or bring the kids for a fun time. Staff is super helpful and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karim Y
Ottawa, Canada
Great discovery, worth visiting

We learned about them when visiting the Nature museum in Ottawa where they had a mini exhibit. We... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
Dorval, Canada
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“bald eagles”(4 reviews)
Welcome to Little Ray's Nature Centre! Since 1995, we have been offering one of Canada's most fun and interactive approaches to eco education and zoology. The nature centre has the largest and most diverse animal education outreach program in Canada...more
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5305 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1H2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, first date or bring the kids for a fun time. Staff is super helpful and the animals are well taken care of. These are all rescues so i don't mind paying to help shelter them.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karim Y
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We learned about them when visiting the Nature museum in Ottawa where they had a mini exhibit. We decided to go out of our way to go visit them and did not regret it. They have a lot of exotic animals as well as demonstrations...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Little Ray's has the survival of the slowest exhibit at the museum of nature. The staff are very friendly & knowledgeable. They make it very interesting in interacting with the animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great outing with children too experience nature, little and big creatures and very knowledgeable staff

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

This is one of the worst places I have been in Ottawa. I found the staff uninterested in my grandchild's questions. Maybe they don't like kids asking questions. My grandchild was interested in the reptiles but didn't like seeing how the other non reptilian animals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Brian H
DirAwesome, Manager at Little Ray's Nature Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Hi Brian, Thank you for reaching out and voicing your concerns. I can safely speak for all of our staff when saying that we are sorry for your experience. It definitely was not our intention to have you feel unappreciated or unwelcome. We are actively...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

If you are relying upon your GPS to bring you here, you'll be short by 600m, so keep driving until you see it. The zoo has a nice layout, with reptiles, lizards, and slimy stuff inside, and rabbits, lynx and bald eagles outside. They do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had heard of Little Ray's many times but we had never taken the time to stop in. Last week we took our 3 year old grandson on a mini vacation and decided that it was time for a trip to Little Ray's. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a,reptile person but looking g at them through glass was ok. We also watched a birds of prey demonstration

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank glennawalkden
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Knowledgeable and educational for families. My kids loved it. I even enjoyed it and I am not a huge reptile fan. lol

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Visited here with my nephews and they loved it. I love the educational value. They let you touch and feed the animals while they talk about them. There's great interaction with the audience of all ages. They also have lots of animals in cages both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynne H
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Response from DirAwesome | Property representative |
Hi! Feeding shows rotate with our hands-on presentations and will happen all throughout the day with different animals.! :)