Welcome to Wildcare

WildCare’s Courtyard is now open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30am-1pm, however our Museum will remain closed.

We admit Wildlife Hospital patients from 9am - 5pm, seven days a week.

Holiday Hours: WildCare will be open to visitors and to admit Wildlife Hospital patients from 9am - 1pm on Christmas Eve 12/24, Christmas Day 12/25, and from 9am - 1pm on New Year's Eve, 12/31 and New Year's Day, 1/1.

Have you ever seen a pelican dive for a fish? Or met a Red-tailed Hawk in person? Visit WildCare’s Courtyard for nose-to-beak encounters with our amazing live Wildlife Ambassador animals!

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.

Our address is: 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA 94901.

  • Visiting hours: 9:30am to 1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Presentations: Poolbird feeding at 10:30 am – watch our resident pelicans and Heerman’s gull eat their morning meal.
    Note: Holiday Poolbird Feedings will be at 9:30am and 12:30pm.
  • 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!

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 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. The Museum is not currently open to visitation.

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 18 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 when the Courtyard is open to the public, and admission is FREE! See above for the current schedule. Our Poolbird Feeding is at 10:30am.

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.