2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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May 26th, 2012
thru Sep 03rd, 2012
Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

May 26 – September 3
Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue and step into the recovery efforts with people who dedicate their lives to saving animals. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild. Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages is open now through Sept 3.

Free Zoo Tickets!

The animal adventure doesn’t stop here! Visit us now through Sept 3 and receive a FREE admission ticket to the Santa Ana Zoo AND to the Orange County Zoo! Everyone who visits the Science Center will receive one free admission ticket to each zoo.

Wild Summer Events

June 30-July 8:  The Dog Days of Summer

July 9-15:  Cats Rule, Dogs Drool!

July 16-29:  Take Flight

July 30-Aug 19:  Sea Life

Aug 20-Sept 7: Mammals


Exhibit Highlights

Species Recovery Center

Explore endangered animal species, including some species that face extinction, in this hands-on exhibit area. Learn about the often drastic measures and techniques used by rescuers to capture the animals from the wild, breed and raise the young, and ultimately release these endangered animals back into their natural habitats. Hear the stories of eight endangered species from around the world at exhibit stations with mechanical and computer interactives, videos, large colorful photographs and touchable models.

Return to the Wild

This zone features the compelling stories of people who are dedicating their lives to saving individual animals and, ultimately, entire species. Immerse yourself in a video that ventures into orphanages that house elephants and orangutans. Learn the importance of understanding the natural adaptations and behaviors of the animals in order for their caregivers to provide appropriate care to them.

Emergency Response Center

The Emergency Response area presents stories of disasters that affect wildlife and our modes of response to them. Use the tools and techniques of veterinary medicine to learn how wild animals are diagnosed and treated. Operate an x-ray machine and diagnose the injury, measure the heart rate of mammals, suture a turtle shell, and watch videos of innovative surgery techniques.

Then, play a multi-player quiz and take on the role of the emergency responder to decide how to deploy volunteers and supplies to the scene of a disaster. At the Seabird Rescue Station, delve deeper into the science related to the effects of oil spills on wildlife, and learn how oil-covered birds are being successfully rehabilitated.

Home Front

Discover how our everyday actions can have an impact on wildlife in our own backyard and ultimately on the biodiversity of Earth. Learn about the different components of the biosphere – the habitats, the animals, and our entire planet – to understand the significance of biodiversity and its impact on Earth. Finally, make your commitment to carrying through with specific actions in your everyday life by registering your vote at the “What Will I Do?” exhibit.

Wildlife Rescue is a production of Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Ticket Price

Adult : $14.95
Child : $12.95