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 (4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd) while others take place at locations around the community - and the country!

"Halloween is a Hoot" at The Creature Conservancy!

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 1pm - 5pm

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 1pm - 5pm


Halloween fun and science come together at this family fun event! Join us for an afternoon of pumpkin carving and decorating, and other Halloween fun - bring your own pumpkin or purchase one here, then choose your decoration station and make yourself a cool jack o'lantern. Kids and parents alike will have fun with a straw maze, bounce house, mad scientist demos, and more!

Also, get a chance to see Al the alligator in his enclosure, prairie dogs, AND... a kangaroo romp at 2:30!

Our animals will have their trick-or-treat bags ready: we suggest a donation of dry or canned dog or cat food for the animals! (We are very grateful to Whole Foods for donations of surplus fruit/veg every week, so our biggest shortfall of readily available animal feed is simply cat and dog food. For other suggestions, please see our Wishlist.) We and the animals thank you!

These events will be held in our big building at 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. You may park in the main parking lot and walk out back to the big building, or drive out past our Education Center (the farmhouse-looking building) and turn into the unpaved lot between the hay barn and our big building.

Cider and doughnuts will be served.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $10 per child, $5 per adult, plus a food donation for the animals. When accompanying older sibling(s), children under 2 are free.

Last admission time is suggested as 4pm to make the most of your visit!

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"Spooky Species" at The Creature Conservancy

Friday, October 24th, 2014, 5:00pm - 6:30pm and 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 5:00pm - 6:30pm and 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join us for an exciting event filled with classic Halloween creatures... owls, ravens, bats and more. At our annual Halloween Party, you'll get to meet many live animals face to face, one of which is an actual Monster! During these hour-long programs, we'll discuss some myths and legends as we replace fiction with facts about these amazing creatures. These interactive programs offer hands-on opportunities with several of the animals along with time for questions.

The 5:00pm - 6:30pm sessions are for families with children aged 6+, and include an hour-long animal presentation followed by cider, doughnuts, and a half-hour of fun kids' Halloween activities including a straw maze, bounce house, and more. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The 7:00pm - 8:30pm sessions are for adults, and families with teens. These presentations involve a longer animal presentation with more complex discussion and are not recommended for children younger than 12. Enjoy cider and doughnuts after the program, and more hands-on opportunities with some of our coolest spooky species!

The Sunday afternoon program is for adults and families with kids aged 6+.

Cost: $12 per person (paid with registration) plus a food donation for the animals. The foods needed most are quality brands of canned and dry cat and dog food.

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Parents' Night Out... and kids' night to have some holiday fun at The Creature Conservancy!

for kids from kindergarten through 6th grade

Saturday, December 13, 2014

5:00pm - 10:00pm


Drop your kids off at The Creature Conservancy and enjoy a night to finish off some holiday shopping, take in that movie you have been dying to see or enjoy a well deserved date night! The kids will be entertained with games, activities, pizza dinner, hot chocolate, and more. They will even get to have a holiday photo taken with Sven the baby reindeer!

Your child will also get to make a gift to take home for someone special!

Cost: $65 per child

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

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Recent Events

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