TreeHouse Wildlife Center

TreeHouse Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native wildlife and the educational promotion of environmental stewardship and awareness. Established in 1979, TreeHouse rests on eight serene and beautiful acres of land in Dow, IL between Alton and Grafton, IL. TreeHouse offers an ideal atmosphere and expert hands in the care of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife as well as a haven for those who cannot be released back into the wild.

The center caters to the interests of those with a curiosity for their wild neighbors through educational programming via in-house opportunities and outreach. TreeHouse has provided tours and educational opportunities to thousands of children on field trips, to scout groups working on badges, clubs, organizations, senior citizen groups, and even the occasional family wanting a more personal experience at the center. The center also provides a hands-on internship program for students seeking to gain experience in the wildlife field.

TreeHouse Wildlife Center continues its service to the community and wild counterparts through grants and the kind donations of daily visitors. The center is able to operate through donated time and services from local veterinarians, staff, and volunteers. Please visit our Facebook page for daily patient updates, events, and more information. 

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Latitude: 38.986901 Longitude: -90.349685 Elevation: 636 ft
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TreeHouse Wildlife Center


Recreational Opportunities

TreeHouse Wildlife Center offers visitors a unique chance to see native wildlife up close. The grounds provide a perfect setting for a leisurely and scenic walk and ample opportunity for bird watching, wildlife photography, environmental education, and picnicking. 

Seasons Accessible

TreeHouse Wildlife Center is open to the public 365 days a year, rain or shine. Hours for patient admissions are between 9 am - 7 pm and the grounds are open to visitors from dawn to dusk. 



Accessibility Notes

Currently there are no paved paths among the outdoor enclosures, but enclosures are situated on grassy, level ground. The education center and gift shop are wheelchair accessible. 

Pet Friendly Notes

Due to the comfort and welfare of our resident wildlife, we do not allow pets at this time except for well trained service animals.

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