Magnolia Midlands / Statesboro

The Wildlife Center

1461 Forest Dr
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30458

912-478-0831
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Watch the eagles take flight, touch our lime-green friend, Monty the Python, or explore the different habitats of raptors, reptiles and mammals at the Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center. With more than 5 acres featuring diverse habitats and species, an amphitheater, and an indoor classroom, get ready to take a walk on the wild side!

The center features a 12-acre wetland preserve that includes a small pond and capture basin that houses a beaver lodge, a cypress pond and a waterfowl pond. Resident species of birds of prey include eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kestrels and vultures. Reptiles and amphibians also on display.

On Saturdays, see flighted raptor demonstrations (weather permitting), or stroll along our self-guided nature walks, and visit the Children's Discovery Trail.

For more information, call 912-478-0831 or go to http://welcome.georgiasouthern.edu/wildlife/index.htm.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $2.00

    Child (3-11) $1.00

    Georgia Southern Students/Staff Free

    Military $1.00

    Senior Citizens $1.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages