Field Trips to Maine Wildlife Park

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Last year, close to 4,000 children, teachers and chaperones participated in exciting, enriching and educational programs and guided tours at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. Available spaces fill up fast, so make reservations early so we can see you this coming Spring and Fall! Remember, register your classes early! Wildlife Park Teacher Information Packet

Regular Wildlife Program fees for Maine Wildlife Park are $5 per person for tours and/or wildlife education programs. Fees apply to students, teachers, chaperones and others accompanying the class, and includes general admission. There are picnic areas with plenty to see and do before and after your scheduled program or tour -- to make the most of your total trip experience.

Maine Wildlife Park programs are held outdoors, under our open-sided pole barn shelter suitable for seating up to 80 children at picnic tables. These programs are held rain or shine, so dress for the weather!

The Nature Store offers 1 FREE PASS for a future park visit to any child, a $5.00 value, who is part of a group admission, that makes a purchase of $1 in the Store or more! The Snack Shack is full of affordable (many less than $1) items; and both support the park and its wildlife.

2014 Maine Wildlife Park Special Offer - (All Free Scholarshops have been distributed.)
This year we are again able to offer FREE ADMISSION to the first 300 children signed up for a wildlife education program at the wildlife park for Spring 2014 only. Teachers, Parents & Chaperones must pay the regular program group rate admission fee of $5.00 per person.

  • You may register for all wildlife park programs by calling 207-287-5244.
  • All reservations for a wildlife park program or tour are accepted on a first-come first-served basis
  • If you need to cancel once you have registered, please call and let us know so that another class may participate.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your students at the Maine Wildlife Park this year for exciting and informative wildlife and conservation education programming.

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For Teachers & Parents

Make a Reservation

You may register for all wildlife park programs by calling 207-287-5244.

Maine Wildlife Park Wildlife Programs

Route 26, Gray. There is plenty of free bus and car parking here. Get directions

All wildlife programs are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10am and 11am, rain or shine, in the pole barn classroom shelter. Please dress for the weather!

Maine Wildlife Park Guided Tours

Maine Wildlife Park guided tours are a great way for your group to learn more about native Maine wildlife up close! Due to a very limited number of tour guides, guided tours are available Monday through Friday throughout the open season for groups of 15+ people. Reservations required - please call (207) 657-4977 ext. 0 to book.

Please be on time!

Please make every effort to be on time for all programs and tours! We understand that bus schedules vary, but please build in enough time for slower buses, morning traffic and finding your way to a new location. Better an early arrival, with enough time to use the restrooms, than a late one!!!

Please count your money and your kids!

Please know the total number of people in your group (teachers, parents, kids) and have the admission/tour fees counted out prior to your arrival. Counting bags of change at the Park admissions gate only DELAYS YOUR PROGRAM, and others who are waiting to enter.

A Wildlife Park Nature Store special offer

The wildlife park nature store has a variety of items for less than $1. One FREE PASS for a future park visit, a $5.00 value, will be given to any child, who is part of a group admission, that makes a purchase of $1 or more at the store!

Volunteers!

Do you have any extra time? The wildlife park is always looking for interested volunteers to lead weekday morning tours for school children. If you are interested, please call the park @ 657-4977 x 0 to learn about the next training sessions we will be offering. Retired Teachers are welcomed!! Become a volunteer

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Upcoming Education Programs

Download the entire calendar: 2014 Wildlife & Conservation Education Programs (PDF) (You will need the free Adobe Reader to view this document.)

Call (207) 287-5244 to reserve dates and times. $5.00 per person for all group programs & tours. View program descriptions

Life of the Loon

Date: May 6, 2014

10am and 11am

Moose, Deer, Bear - Maine's Big Game

Date: May 8, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11:45am - 75 students

Introduction to Archery, Demo & Do!

Date: May 13, 2014

9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am - 25 students

Skins and Skulls

Date: May 15, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11:45am - 75 students

Animals Amazing Adaptions

Date: May 22, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11:45am - 75 students

Maine's State Symbols

Date: May 27, 2014

10am and 11am

Maine's Native Turtles

Date: May 29, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11:45am - 75 students

Meet a Live Bald Eagle

Date: June 3, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11:45am - 75 students

Wolves and Mountain Lions

Date: June 5, 2014

10am and 11am

Maine's Big Cats

Date: June 10, 2014

10am and 11am

What's Legal - wildlife artifacts

Date: June 12, 2014

10am and 11am

Meet a Live Bald Eagle

Date: June 17, 2014

10am and 11am

Wolves and Mountain Lions

Date: June 18, 2014

10am and 11am

Maine's Black Bears

Date: June 19, 2014

10am and 11am

Trees For Wildlife

Date: September 16, 2014

10am and 11am

Endangered and Threatened Species

Date: September 18, 2014

10am and 11am

Owls and Owl Pellets

Date: September 20, 2014

10am and 11am

Meet a Live Bald Eagle

Date: September 23, 2014

10am and 11am

Maine's Native Turtles

Date: September 25, 2014

10am and 11am

Animals Amazing Adaptions

Date: September 30, 2014

10am

A Look Inside a Fish

Date: October 2, 2014

10am and 11am

Meet a Live Bald Eagle

Date: October 7, 2014

10am and 11am

Birds and Their Adaptations

Date: October 9, 2014

10am and 11am

Skins and Skulls

Date: October 14, 2014

10am and 11am

Owls & Owl Pellets

Date: October 16, 2014

10-10:45am and 11-11;45am - 75 students

Maine's State Symbols

Date: October 21, 2014

10am and 11am

What's Legal and What's Not

Date: October 23, 2014

10am and 11am

Wild Turkeys

Date: October 28, 2014

10am and 11am

Wolves and Mountain Lions

Date: October 30, 2014

10am and 11am

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Wildlife Park Teacher Information Packet

  • Maine Wildlife Park Species Fact Sheets (8 1/2" X 11" - 48 pages) PDF
  • Maine State Symbols (8 1/2" x 14") PDF
  • Mammal Poster (8 1/2" x 14" or 11" x 17" - 2 pages) PDF
  • Coloring Poster (8 1/2" x 14") PDF
  • New Coloring Poster (11" x 17") PDF
  • Don't Harass Wildlife Poster (8 1/2" X 11") PDF
  • Safari In A Box (8 1/2" X 11") PDF
  • Animal Behavorial Research Observation Data Collection Chart (8 1/2" X 11") PDF
  • Endangered Species Word Scramble for MWP PDF
  • Black Bears Food Chain PDF
  • Insect Bingo PDF
  • Leaf Hunt PDF
  • Nature Bingo PDF
  • The Bald Eagle PDF
  • Shapes Hike PDF
  • The Eyes Have It PDF
  • A Bit About Bites PDF
  • Beaks & Feet PDF
  • Animal Adaptations PDF
  • Reptiles & Amphibians in Winter PDF
  • The Black Bear PDF

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