Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.
We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue our life-saving mission.
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s passionate belief that animals help people and people help animals, through trust, unconditional love, and respect, creates a legacy of caring. Sharing this philosophy with others, the Center inspires and teaches, locally and globally, the importance of the animal-human bond
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Spring Tails is the perfect program for a class field trip, Scout outing or play group activity because it makes science egg-citing! Hop on over for a 60 or 90- minute adventure that includes HANDS-ON animal interactions, a STEAM activity and lessons about life cycles, baby animals and other changes that occur during spring.
You can get a 15% discount off your total program fee if you book before March 1! Spring Tails incorporates STEAM and meets Next Generation Science Standards for grades K-6.
We can also bring this program to your classroom, so cut down on bus costs and scheduling headaches and let us come to you!
This program can be customized to meet the “It’s your planet-love it!” journey requirements for Daisies.
Grades/ Ages: Toddlers, Preschool-6th Grade
Date/ Time: Programs available in March and May by appointment
Cost: On-site – OR ($75 minimum for groups)
Off-site – OR *Parent chaperones are admitted free of charge for the purpose of supervising children. The chaperone to child ratio is 1:5. Extra chaperones are $5 each*
include interactions with 4 animals plus a STEAM activity. Kids will interact with a frog, rabbit (on-site) or dog (off-site), Madagascar hissing cockroach, chicken/duck (on-site) or pigeon/dove (off-site).
include interactions with 3 animals plus a STEAM activity OR interactions with 4 animals and no activity. If you choose to meet 3 animals and do the STEAM activity, choose 3 options from the following: a frog, rabbit (on-site) or dog (off-site), Vietnamese walking stick, chicken/duck (on-site) or pigeon/dove (off-site). If you do 4 animals and no activity, your group will meet all 4 animals listed above.