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Wildlife Learning Center

Experience the wonder of animals from around the world in this SoCal treasure nestled in a San Fernando Valley olive grove.
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Betty the Porcupine at the Wildlife Learning Center.
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At the Wildlife Learning Center, there are more than 100 animals to see and learn about.

If you’re looking for a more interactive experience check out their Individual Animal Experiences, such as feeding a porcupine, holding an owl, or meeting and touching a fennec fox. (These experiences require an additional fee. Call ahead before visiting to make sure that the animal you wish to see will be available the day you plan to visit.)

All of the amazing animals at the Center have their own incredible stories, whether they were rescued or former zoo inhabitants. Visitors can see mammals like sloths, bobcats, and kinkajous; reptiles like skinks and snakes; and birds like eagles, macaws, and owls. This park has been educating students and community members for more than 20 years. The Center has even provided Hollywood productions with animals from time to time.

The Center is open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children 15 and under. Children two and younger are free. The Wildlife Learning Center also offers special experiences for families and groups for a higher price, like their Sitdown Picnic and Sunset Safaris.

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Sylmar / San Fernando
16027 Yarnell St.
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 362-8711
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Take the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line to the Sylmar/San Fernando Station

Take a taxi/rideshare 3.0 miles (approximately 10 minutes) to your destination

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Free train rides for children 17 years old and younger on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

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