The Litzinger Herpetarium and Aviary are free and open to the public daily. We also offer seasonal opportunities to meet the animals through guided programs.
Meet the Creek is our featured summer program, running mid-June through Labor Day, 2–3:00 p.m. Our staff work with our amphibians, reptiles, and raptors to show you a new side of Shaver’s Creek. This family-friendly program features activities for all ages. Make connections with our team of animal ambassadors and and discover how you can participate in wildlife conservation activities at home and in the community.
Good Raptornoon is our Spring and Fall weekend animal program, running April to mid-June and September through November. Visit the Aviary anytime between 2:00-3:00 p.m. when our animal trainers are working with our resident raptors. Discover how we use positive reinforcement training and enrichment to ensure the wellbeing of our raptors and how you can apply these skills at home with your animal companions. Learn about species specific behaviors and how you can support wildlife conservation at home and in the community. The informal nature of this program is perfect for those interested in a more personal experience with our raptors.