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Little Ray's Nature Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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very good way to interact with animals

Little Ray's has the survival of the slowest exhibit at the museum of nature. The staff are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cobden, Canada
Outing with grand kids

Great outing with children too experience nature, little and big creatures and very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laura b
Ottawa, Canada
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Welcome to Little Ray's Nature Centre! Since 1995, we have been offering one of Canada's most fun and interactive approaches to eco education and zoology. The nature centre has the largest and most diverse animal education outreach program in Canada...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5305 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1H2, Canada
+1 613-822-8924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Ray's has the survival of the slowest exhibit at the museum of nature. The staff are very friendly & knowledgeable. They make it very interesting in interacting with the animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outing with children too experience nature, little and big creatures and very knowledgeable staff

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laura b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the worst places I have been in Ottawa. I found the staff uninterested in my grandchild's questions. Maybe they don't like kids asking questions. My grandchild was interested in the reptiles but didn't like seeing how the other non reptilian animals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

If you are relying upon your GPS to bring you here, you'll be short by 600m, so keep driving until you see it. The zoo has a nice layout, with reptiles, lizards, and slimy stuff inside, and rabbits, lynx and bald eagles outside. They do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LegoDad77
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had heard of Little Ray's many times but we had never taken the time to stop in. Last week we took our 3 year old grandson on a mini vacation and decided that it was time for a trip to Little Ray's. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justjo008
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I'm not a,reptile person but looking g at them through glass was ok. We also watched a birds of prey demonstration

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank glennawalkden
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Knowledgeable and educational for families. My kids loved it. I even enjoyed it and I am not a huge reptile fan. lol

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kim S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Visited here with my nephews and they loved it. I love the educational value. They let you touch and feed the animals while they talk about them. There's great interaction with the audience of all ages. They also have lots of animals in cages both...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great little reptile zoo! Don't miss the petting shows where they bring out scorpions, snakes, etc! In the spring/summer, you can also go outside and see the eagles, kangaroos, turtles, etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank k8_ml
Reviewed 4 June 2018

They have this business down pat and the animals (for being captive) seem quite calm and healthy. Went to a night birthday party (one of many visits) and it seriously was the best party yet! It was so much fun for me, I mean my...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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6 September 2016|
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Response from DirAwesome | Property representative |
Hi! Feeding shows rotate with our hands-on presentations and will happen all throughout the day with different animals.! :)