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How can I pay?

We accept cash, credit, and debit.

What are your hours?

You can check our hours here.

What animals do you have?

We have a selection of native and exotic reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles), amphibians (frogs, salamanders), and fish.

Are there things for kids to do?

Absolutely! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are able to facilitate a fun and educational environment with hands on learning with our animals for people of all ages.

Do you take injured wild animals?

For injured wildlife, please consult the following resources:

Do you take unwanted pets (including turtles like red-eared sliders)?

We usually do not take unwanted pets. However, if you have a reptile or amphibian which you can no longer keep, feel free to contact us and inquire. We will need information such as species, age, size, sex, origin, and a photograph. Note that we no longer take in any red-eared sliders, contact Little Res Q.

Do I have to/can I touch some of the animals?

We have many hands-on opportunities with our animals! One of our main goals is to conquer fears and break the stigma surrounding them. However, there is always the option not to participate in any hands-on interactions if you choose.

Is your nature centre wheelchair accessible?

Most of our building can be accessed by wheelchair, weather permitting. Using the wheelchair entrance requires travelling over grass but staff are always available to give you a hand if you require it. At some times of year, it may not be possible to use this entrance due to snow. If you are interested in booking an onsite program and have attendees unable to traverse stairs, please let us know ahead of time as our main presentation space is upstairs. We can usually accommodate most audiences with some advanced planning.

Do you take volunteers?

Yes we do! Click here to learn more.

What sort of qualifications do I need to apply for a job?

Most of our staff have completed or are on their way to completing a university or college degree in a related field. They also have applicable experience with field work, animals, presentation skills etc. from previous volunteer positions or jobs. Click here to learn more about our employment opportunities.

Are there things to do inside?

Absolutely! Scales Nature Park is perfect for a rainy day. Our entire reptile and amphibian collection is located in our indoor exhibit hall. Bring rain gear to explore our trails afterwards - frogs and toads are often easier to spot hopping around during a nice, wet-weathered day.

Have more questions? Feel free to contact us.

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