Welcome to Wildcare

WildCare is open to admit patients, but our courtyard and museum are temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19.

Have you ever seen a pelican dive for a fish? Or met a Swainson’s Hawk in person? Visit WildCare’s Courtyard for nose-to-beak encounters with our amazing live Wildlife Ambassador animals! WildCare is open to the public 365 days a year. Whether you’re bringing an injured animal to our Wildlife Hospital or just looking for an amazing adventure for your kids, WildCare is the right place, located conveniently in downtown San Rafael.

  • Hours: WildCare is open to admit patients seven days a week from 9am to 5pm, but our courtyard and museum are temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19.
  • Admission:
    • Courtyard: Free
    • Guided Tour: $150.00 per group

Wildlife Ambassadors at Nature Camp

WildCare Center Tours

Meet our resident Wildlife Ambassadors in an engaging guided tour!

WildCare is open to admit patients, but our courtyard and museum are temporarily closed to visitors due to COVID-19.

Center Tours will resume as soon as we are able.

Learn about WildCare’s mission, along with success stories of wildlife we have rescued and released back into the wild. Visitors will meet the non-releasable birds, reptiles and mammals housed in WildCare’s museum and outdoor courtyard. Explore the natural behavior of each species, why each animal  needed rescuing and how you can help to protect their species in the wild. You can also take a stroll through our museum full of touchable taxidermy.

Additional Information:

  • Length: 60 minute tour
  • Ages: 3 to adult
  • Price: $150 per tour
  • Group Limit: 25 person maximum per tour
  • Two special animal encounters with our Wildlife Ambassadors per tour
  • Call 415-453-1000 x19 for more info

Wildlife Residents and Patients

Meet Our Wildlife Ambassadors

By sharing their rescue stories, these animals act as ambassadors for their species in order to increase awareness of their plight in the wild.

WildCare’s is home to over twenty non-releasable wild animals. All of our Wildlife Ambassadors have shown themselves adaptable to the demands and stresses of living near humans, and each of them provides an invaluable opportunity for the public to view native animals up close.

Our Courtyard

Our Wildlife Ambassadors can be visited between 9am and 5pm, and admission is FREE! Our daily special presentations are at 11am and 2pm, and our Pool Bird Feeding is at 10am and 3pm.

Invite a Wildlife Ambassador to Your Child’s School

Live Wildlife Ambassadors are available for one or two 60-minute programs daily at a location within a maximum one-hour travel distance from WildCare.

Visit and Shop Our Onsite Store!

Looking for a unique wildlife-themed gift for that special someone?

Visit WildCare’s onsite store and choose from a marvelous collection of fun jewelry, figurines and finger puppets, T-shirts (for all ages), fleece jackets and more!

Enjoy meeting our Wildlife Ambassador pelican, vulture and opossums too, while you’re here.