The Wildlife Center

Refreshing Mountain’s wildlife center is a unique environmental education facility that specializes in providing its guests with hands-on experiences with wildlife and nature.

Reptiles & Amphibians Exhibit

Reptiles & Amphibians have been the focal point of our collection since the beginning. We currently display more than 40 species from around the world. Although we keep many tropical species, our primary focus is Pennsylvania native animals. In fact, some of our native reptiles and amphibians are rarely seen!

A few of our reptile & amphibian collection highlights include:

  • Pennsylvania native snakes, frogs, lizards, and turtles.
  • North American Venomous Snakes!
  • Tropical Lizards and Frogs
  • Pythons and more!

Birds of Prey Exhibit

We are very excited to announce the opening of our Birds of Prey exhibit! (Coming Fall 2019-2020). We will be incorporating Owls and Hawks into our Wildlife Center tours along with several of our environmental education program options.

While touring the Wildlife Center you will also find animal pelts, native aquatic life, and information on a variety of Pennsylvania’s flora and fauna.

The Wildlife Center is open 7 days a week by reservation only*.

  • Monday-Saturday 10-5. Sunday 1-5
  • Each guided tour lasts roughly 30min.
  • $5 per person. Children under 5 are free.

Bring the Reptiles to you!

Interested in having an educational and fun reptile presentation come to your next event? Contact us to learn more.


“Wilderness Survival” & “Toxic Plants and Animals” are two examples of our specialized in-depth courses.


Our environmental education options include: Pond ecology, Reptiles of the World, and Birds of Prey (coming soon!)

Traveling Presentations & Exhibits

Bring the Wildlife Center to your School or Event!

Contact us to add the Wildlife Center onto your Zipline or other Adventure Package?

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Go Behind The Scenes!

Reptile Keeper Workshop

This course covers the ins and outs of care for 40+ species of reptiles and amphibians at our Wildlife Center, with opportunities to feed, handle, and interact with our animal collection.  Time will also be spent outdoors learning about the native species of the area.

Material is designed specifically for kids ages 9-14*  *Note: 1 non-paying adult (18+) must accompany for every 3 children.

Next Workshop: May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 22, 2020

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

$28/child (Ages 9-14)

(limited space available)

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