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Piedmont Wildlife Center


364 Leigh Farm Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-0900
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Ava Maldonado Ava Maldonado
Jun 21, 2020 5

Wonderful place in the middle of Durham

Photo of Kimberly Leonhardt Kimberly Leonhardt
Aug 18, 2020 5

Educational and fun! Very knowledgeable staff.

Photo of David Gaussiran David Gaussiran
Aug 13, 2020 5

Great Photo Ops and staff was very knowledgeable.

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 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!