Frequently Asked Questions

Select a question below to learn about it.

Where do our animals come from?

Most of our animals are acquired through rescue, donation, or by purchasing from a reputable breeder or store.

Can we visit you?

No, we are not a nature center, all of our programs are outreach and our teachers will come to your location with the animals.

Are we licensed?

Yes, we are fully licensed and commercially insured. We possess NYS Department of Environmental Conservation licensing for various animals, and a USDA license for our mammals. We adhere to federal and state standards regarding animal possession and care.

I have a pet that I can no longer take care of. Can I give it to The Nature of Things?

The Nature of Things will occasionally take donations of animals, depending on the situation. Please call or email us for more information.