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Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Nature Centre

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Introduction


Located on Pershore Road, two miles south of Birmingham City Centre, the Birmingham Nature Centre homes a wide range of animals, both European and from across the world. These animals include many charismatic and exciting species like Meerkats, Lemurs and Otters. The centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles, and it plays an important role in international breeding programmes for them.

The Nature Centre is gradually changing its focus from a collection of various animals to housing endangered species and focusing on animal conservation and captive breeding programmes. This will give people a chance to see an increasing amount of rare and exotic species in Birmingham. The Centre will continue to develop further by improving the quality of the enclosures, and enriching the living environment for the animals.

Whether you are interested in animal conservation or just having a fun day out with the family, the Birmingham Nature Centre offers something for everyone. Come and see the exciting and fun animals. We're nearer than you think!


Activities



Volunteering - are you interested in conservation and working with animals? The Nature Centre provides an exciting and versatile environment to work as a volunteer. Anyone over 16 years can apply. Please follow this link to find out more or make an application.


Work Placements - if you are still at school you could take the opportunity to find out more about working with animals by applying for a work experience placement at the Nature Centre.


Sponsorship - it is possible to sponsor any of the animals in the Nature Centre. If you are interested in sponsoring, please follow this link.


Visit us at feeding time! - a chance to observe our animal keepers feeding a variety of the animals - great photo opportunty! (Please note times can be subject to change. Please check at reception on the day of your visit.)

Monday - Friday:

• Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am
• Porcupines at 11:30am
• European Lynx at 12:30pm
• Emperor Tamarins at 1:00pm
• Squirrel Monkeys at 1:05pm


Saturday:

• Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am
• Porcupines at 12:00am
• European Lynx at 12:30pm
• Squirrel Monkeys at 1:00pm


Sunday:

• Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am
• Porcupines at 12:00pm
• Squirrel Monkeys at 1:00pm


Opening Times



Summer (commencing the first week of April) 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm.

Winter (commencing the last weekend of October) 10.00am - 4.00pm, last admission 3.00pm.


Admissions


Adults £5.50
Adults accompanying a child under 3 years £5.50
Concessions (Senior citizens, students, passport to leisure holders) £4.50
Child aged 3-15 years inclusive £3.00
Children under 3 FREE
(All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)
Family Day Ticket (2 adults & max 3 children aged 3-15 years) £18.00
Family Day Ticket (1 adult & max 3 children aged 3-15 years) £12.50
Season Tickets - Family £70
Season Tickets - Single Adult £50
Season Tickets - Concessionary (Senior citizens, students, passport to leisure holders) £45

ADMISSION CHARGES CORRECT AS OF 1ST JANUARY 2014.

Accessibility







There is full access for people with mobility difficulties including wheelchair users. No dogs allowed, except guide dogs. The car park has a number of disabled bays and is close to the main entrance.

Please follow the link for more information about disabled access and facilities available at the Nature Centre (you will be directed to the DisabledGo website).




Finding Us


Our Full Address:

The Birmingham Nature Centre
Pershore Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B5 7RL.




Location of Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park








Buses/public transport

No's 45 & 47 Pershore Rd.
No's 61 & 62 & 63 Bristol Rd.

To view our location on Google Maps please follow this link.


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