Giving New Jersey's Wildlife a Second Chance

Online reservations are now closed. Walk-ins are welcome! Cash, checks, and cards are accepted at the door. If you have reserved in advance your name will be on a list at check in.

$25 admission donation. Children 12 & under admitted free. Reservations are not required but will be helpful in planning. Food and beverages included.

RSVP before Sept. 9th and take $5 off the admission

RSVP above or call 908-730-8300 ext 8

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On Sunday, September 15th, from 1 pm – 5 pm, Woodlands will hold its annual Community Day, offering the public a rare opportunity to visit one of New Jersey’s foremost wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Due to the nature of its work, Woodlands is normally closed to the public except for patient admissions and scheduled education programs.

Community Day is an interactive, fun and educational family day! The afternoon includes self-guided tours, and the Kid’s Den, an interactive area with wildlife focused activities and crafts. Wildlife experts will be on hand to discuss a variety of topics including your wild neighbors, solutions to wildlife concerns, black bears and the state’s threatened and endangered species. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Woodlands’ resident Sulcata tortoise, Canadian lynx, gray squirrel, Eastern box turtle, diamondback terrapin, and raccoon and discover how these non-releasable education animals benefit Woodlands.

This year’s event features several exciting scheduled presentations to foster an appreciation and understanding of wildlife.
Woodlands presentations will include about Woodlands Wildlife Refuge and the work it does for New Jersey’s wildlife, their public education, and all about how wildlife rehabilitation works. SNAKES-N-SCALES AND TURTLE TALES will be presenting a reptile program which seeks to bring an understanding of many magnificent species and their rescue stories. The Raptor Trust will be on site to present an educational bird program. These thrilling shows will allow visitors to see these animals up close and learn about their natural habits and habitats.

All activities and refreshments are included in the requested admission donation. Environmental exhibitors include The Raptor Trust, Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County, Wildlife Control Specialists, LLC, New Jersey Nature Conservancy, Wild Ridge Plants, and more! All proceeds benefit Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. Woodlands is a 501c3 charity that receives no state or federal funding and relies completely on donations.

Event sponsorships and reservations may be made above, by calling 908-730-8300 ext 8 or by check to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809. Tickets reserved before September 9th receive a $5.00 discount off the $25 requested admission donation. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not required but will be helpful in planning. Event will be rain or shine.

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

ShopRite of Hunterdon County

Rental Center USA

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market

Winnewald Day Camp

Margo for Animals

Snyder Farm

Dawn & Michael Uttel
Palma Liebert
Daniel Walsky
Ray & Kathleen Note
Megan Beecher
Mark Harford
Eric and Linda Brodean

Choose Your Sponsorship Level


Throughout The Day:

1:30pm- About Woodlands Wildlife Refuge- Presented by staff

2:30pm - Snakes-N-Scales' will present an hour long reptile program . The program will include a variety of exotic species they have rescued over the years!

4:00pm - The Raptor Trust- 45 minute live bird presentation

Event Exibitors Include:

The Nature Conservancy New Jersey
Wildlife Control Specialist, LLC
Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County
The Raptor Trust
Wild Ridge Plants


If you have any questions please email us at or call 908-730-8300 x 8

See below for some photos from previous years!





Wild patients streaming live!

For wildlife concerns please call 908-730-8300 x 4. Do not email

Address: 676 County Road 513 Pittstown, NJ 08867 P: 908-730-8300 F: 908-730-8311 Email:

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