Thursday, July 5, 2018
This is a fantastic place to go, alone or with family and/or friends. The pricing isn't bad, especially if you are local enough to justify the season pass. They feature many of Maine's native species and are working hard to make the experience better for visitors AND wildlife. One example is creating more realistic habitats for the animals. For instance, the lynx now have quite a bit of legroom and places to lay or hide, where previously they were in very small caged areas (relatively).
Most Saturdays throughout the season they have special events. They're very good about posting this information on their website, details of events. There are multiple educationsl exhibits outside of the wildlife, too, including a little garden. The nocturnal creature display, albeit very small, is a great addition.
Parking is free, and there is plenty of space to walk around or have a picnic. It is moderately sized. I don't think it's more than a mile or so of walking if you see everything.
Take time to visit the gift and snack shops and the fish hatchery, accessible through the gate past the turtles.