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


"Creature Courtship" 2017

Friday, February 10th, 2017 FRIDAY THE 10th IS NOW SOLD OUT. Tickets remain for Friday the 17th!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 TUESDAY IS NOW SOLD OUT. Tickets remain for Friday the 17th!

ADDITIONAL EVENING ADDED! Friday, February 17th, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Creature Conservancy

Join us for our 5th annual "Creature Courtship" program!

This very special event is for adults aged 21 and over.

Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while you learn about romance in the animal kingdom. How does a male armadillo get around the female's imposing armor? Which reptile buries her eggs until the babies hatch and "bark" to let her know? Who has a circle of 13 teats to nurse her young? You'll learn little known facts about many creatures and their methods of seduction and reproduction. During this presentation, you'll get to meet as many as ten of our animals face to face!


Seating is limited to 30 people each evening!

Cost: $30 per person (paid with registration) plus a food donation for the animals. Foods currently needed most are quality brands of dry and canned dog and cat food in their original, unopened containers. We are also in need of 50-gallon drum liners! For other options, please see our wishlist.


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