Animals on Exhibit

Meet an animal in its habitat during your visit

The EcoTarium features three floors of interactive exhibits indoors and some of those exhibits feature animal habitats. You can also find animal habitats outdoors when you take a walk on our Meadow Path and our Wildlife Path.

You can learn more about our Animals on Exhibit during a weekly Saturday Morning Keeper Chat! Members of our Wildlife team will talk about our animals during 15 minute “pop-up” events held at different animal habitats on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

Check out a map of the museum and grounds to plan your visit to our animal habitats!

Here is where you can find our Animals on Exhibit:

Inside the Museum

  • Wood Turtles, Rats, and Western Harvester Ant colonies in the City Science: The Science You Live exhibit (middle level)
  • Red-Fronted Macaw, Corn/Milk Hybrid Snake and Eastern Box Turtle near the Minerals on the middle level
  • Guinea Pigs in the Preschool Discovery Area (lower level)
  • Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches at the entrance to the African Communities exhibit (lower level)
  • Assorted native tidal pool invertabrates and fish in the Tidal Pool (lower level)
  • Blanding's Turtles, Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Musk Turtle, Bull Frog, Tree Frogs, and an Opossum in the Freshwater exhibit (lower level)In the Animal Corner

a small building on the Lower Courtyard (near Siegfried the Stegosaursus)

  • Striped Skunks
  • North American Porcupine
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Flying Squirrels 

Outside on the Museum Grounds

  • River Otters on the Meadow Path
  • Bald Eagles on the Meadow Path
  • Barred Owls on the Meadow Path
  • Red Fox on the Wildlife Path