Visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah Georgia
See 100 acres of maritime forest with over 50 species of animals at this wildlife center.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the land was a cleared farmland where cotton crops were planted and harvested.
In 1927, the large white columned main building opened as a retirement home for the Brotherhood of Railroad conductors. During World War II, the center was used as a public Health Service hospital. Afterwards, the Center for Disease Control used the facility as its Technical Development Laboratory.
During this time, several new inventions were developed and tested here including the no pest fly strip. In 1973, the center and its facilities were declared surplus and were purchased by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
For the past 30 plus years, the center has been introducing school groups and other guests to the wonderful natural wildlife of Georgia and beyond.
The mission of the Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah is to provide our guests with memorable experiences to help them make stronger connections to the natural world.
We achieve this mission by...
Providing a quality learning experience with a dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
Following the highest standards in animal care.
Modeling good conservation-minded behaviors and practices.
Maintaining a safe, fun and engaging environment for our guests.
Contact - Address - Directions & Website
Phone: 912-395-1212 - Address: 711 Sandtown Rd., Savannah Georgia Located less than 5 miles from Savannah's historic district off of Islands Exprswy (President St). Directions: From I-95, take the I-16 East exit and follow I-16 until it ends at Montgomery Street/Downtown Savannah Georgia. Get into the extreme right hand lane and make a right at the first traffic light onto Liberty Street. Follow Street to the sixth traffic light and make a left onto East Broad Street. At the second traffic light, make a right onto President Street. Drive approximately five miles on President Street. Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah will be on the right. Please call for hours and fees.Oatland Island Wildlife Center Website