Maine Wildlife Park to close for the season on November 11th
The Maine Wildlife Park will close for the 2012 season on Sunday, November 11th at 5:00pm. Since Sunday is also Veterans Day, the park will recognize and thank all past and present Maine military personnel and veterans for their service to our country by offering free park admission for each and their immediate families on our final day of operation for 2012.
The wildlife park has seen great attendance at big events this year such as the annual “Nite Hike’, Pow-Wow, Rick Charette concert and HalloweenFest. It certainly appears that the park will have hosted over 100,000 visitors this season! We would like to thank all of our patrons for visiting us during this season, and hope to see everyone back in 2013.
Make a plan to visit the park one more time before Sunday and photograph our big bull moose sporting a 58” rack of antlers. You can also check out the bears, fattening and furring up for their winter sleep, appreciate the deer with their rich brown winter coats and full sets of antlers, and admire the foxes and coyotes in their luxurious winter fur.
The Wildlife Park Nature Store still has lots of wildlife and nature merchandise for all ages; and the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park ‘Snack Shack’ will be selling the last of their ice cream, soda and light snacks, with all monies raised donated to the Wildlife Park for wildlife exhibit improvements and new construction.
The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW.
The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from April 15 through November 11th from 9:30am-3:30pm; visitors must leave the premises by 5:00pm.
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.00 ages 4-12; $7.00 for adults, and $5.00 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer.
Remember that Family Passes make a great holiday gift; and are available for purchase in the Department online store @ www.mefishwildlife.com.
For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 207-657-4977; or visit us online at www.mainewildlifepark.com , www.mefishwildlife.com or on Facebook!