Just off of a quiet one-way street, across a bridge over San Rafael Creek, lies the WildCare Center, a wildlife advocacy, education and rehabilitation center. Behind the gate is the Courtyard, filled with Wildcare’s Ambassadors – wildlife that were brought to the center injured, but were not releasable to the wild even after rehabilitation. Wildcare uses the animals in a humane way to give the public access to view wildlife up close.
The Courtyard is open and free to all, every day of the year. WildCare staff and volunteers offer over 20 weekly programs about the animals, including pool bird feeding sessions and daily talks about one of the animals or about the trainer. They also offer guided center tours and love having children’s classes come in. Even though it’s a small facility, it’s a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife very close up, and the scale is very child-friendly.
Where: 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA 94901 (map)
Hours: Daily from 9:00 – 5:00
Pool Bird Feeding: Daily at 12:30 and 4:30