Visitor Information

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, Scales Nature Park will not reopen March 14th as planned. We will be closed for March break and until further notice. This is a precautionary step. All is well with us, and the animals, and we'll look forward to seeing people soon. Good luck to all!

Thank you for your interest in visiting Scales Nature Park!

Scroll down to find out more about our hours, directions, and admissions.


  • Staff are on hand to answer questions 9am-5:30pm most days by phone or email.


  • Programs and private tours may be booked for any time and date, as availability allows.


  • Public hours vary seasonally, see below for details:

Public Hours


Elementary school March Break & surrounding weekends

Monday - Sunday 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*9 days long


March Break - Elementary school summer (late June)

Monday - Friday 


Saturday - Sunday

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Elementary school summer (late June) - Labour Day

Wednesday - Monday 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM




Labour Day - October 31

Monday - Friday 


Saturday - Sunday

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


November 1 -

March Break

Monday - Sunday 


*open for special bookings

*To visit our facility outside of public visitation hours, please contact us in advance to arrange for a private tour.


  • Scales Nature Park is just off Highway 11 in the township of Oro-Medonte.

  • We are located just south of Orillia, about 20 minutes north of Barrie, and 1 hour from Toronto.

  • Address: 82 Line 15 South

                       Oro-Medonte, Ontario

                       L3V 8H9



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  • We accept payment through cash, debit, credit, and gift cards.

  • Groups (10+ guests booking & paying together) receive 25% discount.​

  • Contact us to book a private tour. Private tours may be booked outside of normal public hours, and includes an in-depth 1.5-2 hour one-on-one tour with one of our staff members.

Admission Rates (plus 13% HST)

* must be accompanied by Adult or 16+ sibling

** 2 Adult + 2 Child OR 2 Adult + 1 Child OR 1 Adult + 3 Child

*** reservations recommended, may be booked outside of public hours

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