Giving New Jersey's Wildlife a Second Chance


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

ALL COVID-19 Precautions will be in place. Masks and social distancing are required.

This event is rain or shine, cancelled only by weather disaster. Admission donations are non-refundable.

$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

Click HERE to download an event brochure

Click here for directions to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge

On Sunday, September 13th, 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. Eyes of The Wild will be on site to present an educational mammal 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!

Rental Center USA

Shoprite of Hunterdon County

Basil Bandwagon

Margo for Animals

Winnewald Day Camp

Eric Nichols

Chiara Chandoha

Dan Segal

W.D. Sweet

Lisa Okurowski

Bruce McCutcheon

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville

Ron Mueller

Maryann Vermeulen

Diana Morgan Tracey

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 - Eyes of The Wild- 45 minute live mammal presentation



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

See below for some photos from previous years!

  September 15th 2019- Woodlands 7th Annual Community Day - Click here to view photos




Wild patients streaming live!

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

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

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