and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center

On-site Programs

  • Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Each weekday at 3:30 p.m. a special 30-minute themed wildlife program will be presented in the Wildlife Center’s lecture hall or Amphitheater.  See our home page for more information.


Weekend Programs:
(Closed on weekends during the months of June, July & August)

  • 2:00 p.m. – Reptile program – Meet in the Wildlife Center Lecture Hall
  • 3:00 p.m. – Flight Show/Raptor Program – Meet in the Wildlife Center Amphitheater


Wildlife Center Features:

Down-To-Earth Encounter:

DownToEarthThumbThis is a hands-on experience highlighting three important Georgia ecosystems.  Visitors explore, locate and identify, more than 50 different species of wildlife.


Habitat Walkway:WalkwayThumb

Visitors will enjoy viewing our 8 habitat stations along our walkway with live birds of prey on exhibit.  The ecosystems and the ecology of the birds themselves are discussed and explained.



Flighted Raptor Demonstration:IMG_4193

Raptors are brought before the audience in the amphitheater on the fist and then presented in a flight demonstration.  Hawks, owls, and falcons are all a part of the cast, but working with animals is an adventure, so the script changes daily.


EcologyPavilionThumbEcology Pavilion:

The open air pavilion seats 120 visitors for lunch or for educational programs.  The Pavilion must be reserved in advance.


Children’s Discovery Trail:Skunk

This winding adventure trail takes visitors past interesting stations with all manner of natural artifacts.  Snake skins, turtle shells and deer antlers, as well as frog and snake skeletons, owl pellets, birds’ nests, and turtle eggs are on display.  Also on display is an opossum and skunk exhibit, along with a kid’s eagle nest.

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Wildlife Center • P.O. Box 8058, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0831