The Creature Conservancy

Upcoming Events

In addition to the numerous presentations we give for schools, clubs, private and corporate groups, The Creature Conservancy schedules several events each year that are open to the public. Below is a list of the upcoming opportunities to meet, learn about and sometimes touch cool creatures from around the world.

Many of these events are held in the Special Events building at The Creature Conservancy while others take place at locations around the community - and the country!


The Creature Conservancy

4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

tel: 734-929-9324


Festive Friday at The Creature Conservancy

Friday, December 8, 2017 This evening is now SOLD OUT.

Friday, December 15, 2017 This evening is now SOLD OUT.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm


Festive Friday

Celebrate the season with a special evening outing! Enjoy our indoor holiday lights, visit the animals, and see Sven the reindeer in the feature presentation on the Stone Stage at 7pm.

Have a holiday cookie and sip hot chocolate in the fireside warmth of the wood burning stove, view your favorite animals in their festive enclosures, and be among the first to see Quinn, our young rescued bald eagle, in her recently finished accommodations! 

Animals on view include the cougar, kangaroos, binturongs, alligator, raven, craven, turtles, giant tortoises, crested porcupines, laughing kookaburra, macaws and more.

The evening's featured presentation begins at 7pm on the Stone Stage!

This event is held in our main building at 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor 48103. Parking is in the main paved parking lot. Check in at our Education Center then follow the lamps to our main building. (Handicapped parking is available in the gravel lot in front of the main building, but please check in first in the Education Center off the main paved parking lot.)

Advanced ticket purchase only, as seating is limited.

Cost: $15/person (children under 2 are free) plus a donation for the animals and their care. Currently the items needed most are:

canned tuna for the sloths femur bones for the cougar
fresh or frozen salmon in its original packaging for the bald eagle macaw  toys for our rescued macaws
whole frozen fish in its orginal packaging for the bald eagle KONG toys and feeders for the coyotes and arctic foxes
pet-safe squeaky toys for the coyotes, foxes, corvids, armadillos and binturongs 55-gallon trash bags
pet-safe ice melt for our walkways during winter months 30-gallon trash bags
...for more ideas please see our wishlist


Festive Friday tickets-SOLD OUT


When checking the featured animal for a particular month's weekend Creature Encounters!, please be aware that featured animal changes are occasionally necessary. In the event that a change has been made, we will update this events calendar as soon as possible!


Recent Events

enjoy photos of many of our annual events (below)... click to enlarge