Hours and Contact Information

Public Hours (effective May 16, 2016)

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.


Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

Closed from May 8 through May 15. Closed May 28 and 30 (Memorial Day). Closed July 2 and July 4 (Independence Day). Closed August 15 through August 27 (semester break).

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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