Discover native Texas wildlife with HHS's TWRC Wildlife Center

We offer unique and engaging education programs with the help of our team of animal ambassadors. 

Supporting conservation through environmental education! With the help of our animal ambassadors, our team shares the benefits of coexisting with our wild neighbors, their roles in the urban ecosystem, and how to help wildlife in need. Our programs are specially-tailored to the age of the audience and are great for classrooms, scout groups, club meetings, and more! 

Animal Ambassadors

HHS TWRC Wildlife Center is the proud home to a variety of education ambassadors, including: 

  • Three-toed Box turtles
  • Texas Tortoise
  • Native Texas snakes
  • Eastern Screech Owl
  • Wood Duck
  • Virginia Opossum

We require minimum 30-day advance notice for educational program requests.

We make every effort to have an educational ambassador in our programming, but please note that they are still wild animals and we cannot guarantee a specific ambassador's appearance. 

Program Fees:

HHS TWRC Wildlife Center receives no state or federal funding and is supported by donations. The following fees help to support our growing Education Program:

We may have limited funds from sponsorships to offer free or reduced program rates to nonprofits, designated Title 1 schools, or underserved communities. For more information, please contact our Education Manager


In Person


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All programs farther than 30 miles from our center will include a travel charge of $0.625 per mile (round-trip).


A presentation may be customized to fit a specific curriculum. Questions or special requests? Contact us!

No Wildlife Admissions

"Due to a conference that our Veterinary and Animal Rehabilitation Staff are attending, we will be closed and unable to accept wildlife admissions from Monday, February 27th through Sunday March 5th. If you have an animal in need, please visit to find a permitted rehabilitator or wildlife facility close to you that can take the animal immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience."

TWRC will be CLOSED on July 4th!

Houston Humane Society TWRC Wildlife Center will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day! We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5th for normal operations.
Should you need immediate wildlife assistance, please visit Animal Help Now at to obtain a list of wildlife rehabbers in your area. Otherwise, call us at 713-468-TWRC (8972), leave a message, and we'll contact you when we return on July 5. 

Enjoy your holiday!

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