Screech owl demonstration and Salato

Salato Wildlife Education Center

For your safety and to comply with local, state, and federal health guidelines the following changes have been made to our operations.

  • The Center is open seasonally March 16, 2021 through November 24, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.  Closed Sundays, Monday, and all state holidays.
  • Admission sales are online only and available 30 days in advance. Tickets are NOT available for purchase at the door.
  • All visitors (including current members) must reserve a two-hour block of time in advance and purchase tickets online. Upon arrival at the Center, visitors will present an entry code. Visitors MUST enter and exit the Center within their reserved two-hour period.
  • Social distancing required throughout the facility. Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance between family groups.
  • Touch carts, animal encounters, and large group events and programs are not available.
  • All guests over the age of five are required to wear face coverings while inside or waiting in line to enter. Masks are required while in outdoor spaces only when visitors cannot maintain physical distance of six feet from individuals who are not members of the same household. Please refer to Executive Order, July 9, 2020, for more details.
  • Water Fountatins will be closed. Please bring water bottles for use outdoors.

These precautions are subject to change at any time based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kentucky’s COVID-19 task force, or Franklin County Health Department. Please be patient as we continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to help keep our guests, staff, and animals healthy. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Salato Wildlife Education Center
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY  40601