Street Address
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
Mailing Address
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
Hours
Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admissions
Free -- donations gratefully accepted
Staff
Karen Wilson, Executive Director
phone: 415-453-1000x15

Description

Each year WildCare treats more than 3,000 ill, injured or orphaned wild animals in our wildlife rehabilitation hospital, teaches more than 40,000 Bay Area children and adults in our nature education programs, answers thousands of telephone calls concerning human/wildlife interaction on our Living with Wildlife Hotline and helps property owners live humanely with wildlife through our Wildlife Solutions service – 415.456.SAVE.

Our Terwilliger Courtyard houses some beautiful non-releasable wild animals including an endangered Northern Spotted Owl, and our natural history museum is open to the public with taxidermy animals, books, games for kids and more.

WildCare is a wonderful local organization right in the heart of San Rafael and Marin County. Come visit us!

History

50 years ago WildCare was the Louise A. Boyd Natural History Museum. Generations of Marin residents knew of our location as a source of information and education on the natural world. In 1974 the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital opened at our location-- the California Center for Wildlife. Since then, wildlife rehabilitation has grown and now WildCare is a fully functional wildlife hospital treating and releasing thousands of animals each year from more than 200 different species. In 1994 the California Center for Wildlife merged with the Terwilliger Nature Education Center to become WildCare as we know it today-- an amazing resource for injured and orphaned wildlife and for teachers, schools and parents throughout the Bay Area.