Be a Junior Naturalist during Spring Break Safari! Did you know safaris aren’t just for far-away destinations? There are so many things to see right here in Chattanooga and spring can be the most exciting time to explore the forests and fields. You can see wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and even certain species that live nowhere else in the world except here in the Tennessee Valley!
On this exciting safari, you’ll discover a few of the animals and plants that we love most – including Tennessee’s official state tree and bird. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear the haunting howls of the magnificent endangered American red wolf. Be sure to ask for an update on whether organizers have new pups. Note that during the breeding season organizers have to let their wolves have their quiet time without large groups of humans but small group tours can be scheduled in advance.
Ready to explore? Check-in with the Welcome Center staff – who will have a campfire ready to warm you up if it’s a cooler spring day. They’ll let you know what’s currently blooming and what fun events are planned for the day. Everything changes with the weather on the outdoor campus so be sure to check back regularly to learn what’s new.
This Safari takes you through several different wildlife habitats within a short walk of the Welcome Center: the bottomland forest where organizers have a new Nature PlayScape to explore, the Blue Heron wetland with its magical treehouse, boardwalk, and canoe launch on Lookout Creek and Candy Flats, a large pasture providing magnificent views of Lookout Mountain. Longer hikes are available if you have more time to explore 300 acres.
Price: Admission by donation only.
Disclaimer: The accuracy of the information above depends on the information provided by organizers and third parties.