Hours and Contact Information

The Card Wildlife Education Center will be closed from May 13th - 19th and May 22 - 25th for Memorial Day Weekend. Summer hours vary from regular hours -- please take the time to call before your visit to confirm the museum is open.

In order to protect the collection of the Card Wildlife Education Center we cannot accommodate groups larger than 25 persons at one time.

Larger groups must be divided and need special consideration at the time of scheduling. Please allow extra visitation time and alternate activities for rotating groups.


Public Hours

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Stop in and meet the Card Wildlife Education Center staff and enjoy this one-of-a-kind museum for all ages. The Card Wildlife Education Center is a 5,000 square foot natural history museum showcasing over 180 wildlife specimens from around the world. The facility is located on the ground floor of the Arts and Sciences Commons (Room 011) on the Ferris State University campus in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Open to everyone! No admission charge.

Contact the Card Wildlife Education Center

Card Wildlife Education Center
Arts and Sciences Commons 011
820 Campus Drive
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Mich. 49307

Educators and others may make arrangements to bring their classes or groups to the Card Wildlife Education Center by calling (231) 591-5387 for an appointment.

You may also contact the Card Wildlife Education Center via email.

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