What to Do Wednesday – Sylmar Wildlife Learning Center

What to Do Wednesday posts are meant to give you fun ideas for things to do in and around SCV. Grab a MOPS friend and try out these great places!

Today’s activity-place is not in Santa Clarita itself, but its *just* outside, in Sylmar. Plan for a 15 minute freeway drive. The Sylmar Wildlife Learning Center is a tiny, cute animal attraction focused on educating the public about animals you’d often find in a zoo. I particularly love the mid-sized cat exhibits, though they also have a bald eagle, sloths, and (one of my favorites) fennec foxes!


Groupon always has deals for this place, because they’re trying to increase attendance in order to help pay for larger animal exhibits. Right now its $9 for two people, kids 2 and under are free. Last time we were there, we paid a little extra to do a “Fennec Fox Experience” and we got to pet and “hold” one of those cute little critters.


I like this place because it takes about an hour to get through all the exhibits, the animals are right in front of you and not lost in huge enclosures, and the staff is dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural habitats of endangered species. Go check it out and let us know what you think!

Here’s the address: 16027 Yarnell Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
Website:  http://www.wildlifelearningcenter.com/

Please note that we are not affiliated in any way with the Center. We just thought it was a fun place to go!


3 thoughts on “What to Do Wednesday – Sylmar Wildlife Learning Center

  1. This is a great place to visit. There is also a giraffe next door you can sometimes see. I love the giant tortoises too!

  2. We went a few weeks ago with a homeschool co-op and they gave a demonstration with a few animals. We enjoyed it!!

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