Join us on the first Sunday in May for our annual Open House.
One day a year, we open our doors to the public for a peek behind the scenes at our rehabilitation center.
Meet the traveling zoo from the Brandywine Zoo They’ll be here from 11am – 1pm.
Meet Conrad the Blue Jay from the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove He’ll be here 1:30pm – 2:30pm.
New Castle County Mounted Patrol unit with Clydesdales will be here from 11am – 1pm.
Take self-guided tours
Police K-9 demonstrations 11:30am and 2pm
Shop with local vendors and artisans
Enjoy food from local food trucks
Learn from other local non-profits
Don’t forget to tour the Wildlife Response Annex building and stop in at the following times for free community presentations:
- 11:30 a.m. All about the Serpentine Pine Barrens
- 12:30 p.m. Hummingbirds in your backyard
- 1:30 p.m. Delaware Kestrel Partnership
Open House is fun for the whole family! Stop by and take a tour to see inside our wildlife rehabilitation center. Conrad the Blue Jay, a former Tri-State patient now educational animal, will make an appearance. Two local food trucks will have sweet and savory options on offer so make sure to check out the menus from I Don’t Give a Fork and Sweet Josephine’s food trucks. They’ll be on site along with local businesses, non-profits, and artisans. Mother’s Day is coming up! Do some shopping for the birds while you shop for mom!
We’ll have educational tables where you can learn how you can make your own backyard safer for birds and the benefits of native plants. There will be plenty for the kids to do including a new “photobooth” station and demonstrations on what’s inside an owl pellet.
This fun-filled day is perfect for the whole family, a classroom trip, or a community organization to take a closer look at wildlife rehabilitation! Admission is free but donations of plain white paper towels and toilet paper are appreciated!
Partners and Sponsors (keep checking…more to come!):
Bald Eagle Partners
Snowy Owl Partners
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Partners
Northern Cardinal Partners
Aston Veterinary Hospital
Backyard Birds Emporium
Blue Hen Car Wash
Circle Veterinary clinic
Debbie’s Fund for Animals
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Limestone Veterinary Hospital
Longwood Veterinary Center
Become a Sponsor
Sponsors help us keep this annual community event free to the public. We also offer special benefits for our Open House Partners. 2018 OH Sponsor Form
Help us spread the word with our Open House poster download