Visit

Are you interested in learning about the native and migratory wildlife that call Southwest Florida home? If so, then visit us at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).

CROW offers a series of educational experiences for guests and their families to enjoy. Options include exploring our onsite Visitor Education Center (VEC), and attending daily presentations on a variety of topics. You may even want to join us on a Wildlife Walk –Guided Hospital Tour for a behind the scenes look at our wildlife care. In addition, CROW offers a variety of special programs such as“Lunch and Learns” with a staff veterinarian and our “Speaker Series” programs. In accordance with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Regulation 68A-9.006, wildlife patients receiving care or medical treatment at our facility are NOT on exhibit to the general public.

Our campus is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, just past the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on the opposite side of the road. Click here to get directions!

Explore the Visitor Education Center (VEC)

The first building guests see as they pull into CROW’s campus is the VEC. Accessible via stairs or an elevator, the center houses a series of exhibits designed for all ages.

Guests learn about CROW’s history and day-to-day operations through displays, interactive exhibits, and videos. The center also features live animal exhibits, special children’s areas, and live camera feeds of the hospital intake room and several outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. Check out our live cameras here.

Hours and Admission
 

Presentations

Presentations are offered Monday – Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM from January through July and Monday – Friday at 11:00 AM from August through December.

Presentations in the VEC often feature one of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors and cover a variety of topics. Check our Calendar of Events for the current schedule, and plan 45 minutes to an hour for the popular talks which include, but are not limited to:

  • Why Animals Come to CROW
  • Birds of Prey
  • Owls of Southwest Florida
  • Snakes of Southwest Florida
  • Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises
  • Opossums
  • Baby Care
  • Day in the Life

Tour the Hospital

If you have a desire to learn more about the inner workings of CROW’s treatment process, consider registering for our Wildlife Walk – Guided Hospital Tour.

Due to schedules and limited spacing, advanced registration is required. For more information about reservations and tour details, click HERE!

Our Visitor Education Center is Gold Level Certified through the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (FL SEE).