Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a great spot to visit for a little education while on your vacation. This great wildlife center has lots of acres of natural beauty as well as native wildlife. The Center is a lot like our “outdoor classrooms” but on a more extensive scale! It is open to the public for only $5 for adults and is a true hidden gem we found while visiting Savannah, Georgia.
One of the coolest exhibits was the Bald Eagle exhibit because you get to see how big a Bald Eagle’s nest really is. Which is impressive as well as massive as you can see in the picture here.
There are over 50 different species of indigenous Georgia Wildlife that call the Wildlife Center home. The habitats are built like they would be out in nature, but the one thing I didn’t like was the mosquito bites!! It was gorgeous from the time we arrived until we left their gate and was very educational for the girls. Our teen daughter was a little bored, but she was a trooper and enjoyed the family experience with us.
Lots of the animals just “blend” in and you have to look for them to appear. But I feel that this is what makes this educational center so unique. There are 2 miles of scenic nature trails that were absolutely breathtaking!
The pictures don’t do this amazing center justice because it really is a step back into time in some areas. They are open daily and are a unit of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools. They strive to conserve the wildlife as well as educate kids with the power of discovery which is what learning is all about!
If you are in the Savannah area be sure to check out Oatland Island Wildlife Center! They have lots of great resources available on their website
*I received complimentary passes for the tour, but all photographs, thoughts and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.