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Piedmont Wildlife Center


364 Leigh Farm Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-0900
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Photo of Kim Stahl Kim Stahl
Oct 23, 2021 5

Wonderful camps, but also community events for kids and adults. Great wildlife education!

Photo of Shauna F Shauna F
Dec 20, 2021 5

We recently attended an Owl Prowl walk hosted by PWC at the Mason Farm Preserve. It was a great time! Gail, past PWC executive director and current volunteer, was an excellent guide to the night meadow and wood's edge at the preserve. She provided a wealth of information, answered lots of questions, and can do a set of amazing owl calls. We were lucky enough to even have a barred owl call back. At the end of the walk, we had the chance to meet some of the PWC's animal ambassadors, which was a great ending to a fun evening. I would definitely do this again!

Photo of Emily Denning Emily Denning
Nov 23, 2021 5

This is always one of our favorite in house trips! Piedmont Wildlife Center does a great job helping you find the appropriate trip package and is very organized. They are very knowledgeable about all of their animals and then some! They are patient to answer student questions and take time to let you get up close with the animals. We’ll definitely be booking again!

Photo of Emma Dickinson Emma Dickinson
Oct 11, 2021 5

We had a 7th birthday party here and it was wonderful. The instructor was great with the kids, and everyone had a blast

Photo of Crystal Brewster Crystal Brewster
Oct 18, 2021 5

We celebrated my son's 5th birthday here. It was so fun and stress free. The kids met 5 animals and really had a wonderful time.

Photo of Julie Werry Julie Werry
Oct 8, 2020 5

We had an AMAZING time (grown ups and kids alike) at the Piedmont Wildlife Center. Our group of 3 families did a field trip where we got to spend time meeting and learning about all different animals (box turtle, corn snake, rabbit and opossum). The team at Piedmont were incredibly informative and engaging. They let the kids ask a million questions and shared lots of interesting facts. We then got to do a nature exploration hike in the woods where kids looked for bugs, moths, butterflies, and other insects. They loved it. A perfect day of learning and engagement. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Photo of Jake Hofmann Jake Hofmann
Sep 29, 2020 5

They have owls and a hawk in separate enclosures that you can view them in. They also have very nice trails to walk on through the woods.

Photo of David Gaussiran David Gaussiran
Aug 13, 2020 5

Great Photo Ops and staff was very knowledgeable.

Photo of Kimberly Leonhardt Kimberly Leonhardt
Aug 18, 2020 5

Educational and fun! Very knowledgeable staff.

Photo of Ava Maldonado Ava Maldonado
Jun 21, 2020 5

Wonderful place in the middle of Durham

Photo of Jessie Schmitz Jessie Schmitz
Oct 2, 2017 5

took our scouts there and they did a fantastic presentation and now our troop wants to go back and volunteer there. even though it was raining when we went the caretaker made it enough fun for 12 seven yearolds to sit still for an hour!

Photo of Lara Handler Lara Handler
Mar 3, 2020 5

We had our six year old's birthday party here. It was wonderful! They did a scavenger hunt for half an hour, then went inside the cabin and we got to meet several animal ambassadors. The kids learned about the rescue animals and answered the instructor's questions, and had time to ask their own. Everyone had fun and learned something too!

Photo of Dana Dayan Dana Dayan
Nov 5, 2019 5

My child celebrated his birthday in Piedmont Wildlife center and it was awesome! We saw many animals and learned a lot! His friends was very engaged with the activity as well. Highly recommended!

Photo of East Durham Children's Initiative East Durham Children's Initiative
Jul 11, 2019 5

The 3rd-5th graders at our STEM and Arts summer camp absolutely LOVED Piedmont Wildlife Center! Their presentation was fun and engaging, and the campers really enjoyed being able to directly interact with the animals. Highly recommend!

Photo of Tiffany Ellis Tiffany Ellis
Jul 1, 2019 5

We had a great birthday party here! Kids ranged in age from 3-12, and everyone had a great time! Everyone loved seeing and learning about the Raptors, and Olive the opossum was feisty fun! Lots of things to check out in the cabin as well. Instructors were kind and knowledgeable. Thank you!

Photo of Paul Wentworth Paul Wentworth
Feb 4, 2018 5

This is a great organization, classes are top notch, staff is behind the vision of connecting people of all ages to nature.

Photo of Zoe McElligott Zoe McElligott
Feb 17, 2018 5

We just celebrated my daughter's 6th birthday at the Piedmont Wildlife Center....was so wonderful! The raptor were amazing and Matt gave an outstanding presentation!!!

Photo of Matt Jenkins Matt Jenkins
Mar 29, 2018 5

I have been at Piedmont for over 10 years now. I started off as a camper and am now a contracted educator. Some of the best memories I have growing up were made at PWC. Very knowledgeable staff, and all of the animals are well cared for. Leigh Farm Park is also a great place to walk around and enjoy nature. Highly recommend scheduling a program from here or just stopping by for a visit!

Photo of srl110202 . srl110202 .
Sep 4, 2018 5

Amazing birthday party! Instructors were extremely knowledgeable about the animals and the center (like when the cabin was built). Rustic charm and woodsy environment. Received multiple comments from parents about how impressed they were with the quality of the party. Educational all the while keeping 18 1st graders engaged in the presentation. Would definitely recommend this party venue.

Photo of Lynda Dawson Lynda Dawson
Mar 29, 2019 5

Excellent! Noelle presented to 3 classes at our Montessori Childrens House and connected immediately with the children. She gave wonderful information about each animal and time for each child to touch the animals. The children were curious and enthralled during the entire presentation.

Photo of Leigh Naturkach Leigh Naturkach
Apr 26, 2022 5

I've had two virtual owl bomb visits with my team, and they are efficient, on time, friendly, and create a unique experience. I love supporting them and their animals!

Photo of Kayla Clyma Kayla Clyma
May 3, 2022 5

Piedmont Wildlife Center came to our elementary school for a presentation. Wow did I have some engaged 2nd graders! They LOVED the different types of animals. They were sponges, learning all types of new facts! I am sure there will be many parents who learn something new tonight! Great segways between the sweet ambassadors in front of us and the animals of NC which my students might see in the wild. Loved the variety and how great the human ammbassador was with all our students. Thanks Piedmont Wildlife Center!

Photo of Amy Schott _ Staff - FoxRdES Amy Schott _ Staff - FoxRdES
Jun 10, 2022 5

The staff was very easy to work with to schedule a presentation at our school for 5th graders. The kids LOVED the animals and the presenter was very knowledgeable.

Photo of Julie Gillette Julie Gillette
Apr 27, 2022 5

We've invited Piedmont Wildlife Center into our classrooms for several years to kick off our animal units. The students get so excited to see the animals up close and gets them engaged for our new science unit.