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


Friday, December 16, 2016 - "Festive Friday" at The Creature Conservancy

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Advanced tickets only

Sven the reindeer

Join us for a special evening presentation of Sven the young reindeer: enjoy our festive indoor lights, have a holiday cookie in the fireside warmth of the wood burning stove, and be among the very first to meet the new young warthog who has come to be a friend for our adorable Princess Sophia!

The evening's featured presentation of Sven the reindeer begins at 7pm on the Stone Stage - be sure to arrive in plenty of time to park and make your way to the main building so you don't miss his appearance!

Also, you can visit Harper the cougar, the tamanduas, turtles, giant tortoises and more.

Cost: $12/person plus a food donation for the animals - currently the foods needed most are quality brands of domestic cat and dog food, both canned and dry. There is no charge for children under 2.

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. Follow the arrows around the barn to the main building. (Handicapped parking is available in the gravel lot in front of the main building.)

Seating is limited, so tickets must be purchased in advance.

Festive Friday tickets



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