Wildlife Care Experiences

Purchase a wildlife care experience for the curious child or adult in your life! Participants will get a chance to assist with the daily tasks of a wildlife technician here at Blandford.

$50 for members; $75 for non-members

The majority of your fee will go towards the care of Blandford’s animals, helping to provide them with vet care, food and housing.

Please contact the Registrar at or 616-735-6240 to schedule and purchase this package.

Wildlife Gift Package includes:

  • Two hours filled with hands-on experience
  • behind the scenes tour of the Wildlife Department
  • Participation in the feeding of the animals
  • A screen-printed Blandford shirt
  • photo taken with a selected animal
  • Memories made to last!

Staal Testimonial

“This year Anna received the birthday gift of a learning experience. She learned first hand about the animals at Blandford Nature Center. She weighed the mice and recorded the data in the log book. She even helped give the Saw-Whet owl a bath. What an incredible memory! The best part is all that she learned will stay with her for a lifetime.”

Janet Staal

Tripp Testimonial

“I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful experience that you gave to me and my daughter on her birthday! I am so glad that I was able to get her that wildlife gift package-she absolutely loved it! It was way more than I had expected and well worth the money! I am planning on doing it again. You are very knowledgeable in your field and taught us so much! Thank you again, and we hope to be visiting soon!”

Katie and Maddy Tripp


Anna is cutting up a dead rat to feed to some of our resident Birds of Prey! She will use her science and math skills to determine how much each animal needs to eat daily.


Maddy posing with her favorite resident, Baby. Baby is a Barred Owl who has been with us over two years now.