Meet a sloth, armadillo, ferret, snake, spider, porcupine in Massena May 18
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 9:49 am

An armadillo will be just one of the animals presented at the Natural History Exhibition at the mall. Photo submitted by St. Lawrence Centre.

MASSENA – Meet a sloth, armadillo, tarantulas, ferrets, tortoises, snakes, and a porcupine at the St. Lawrence Centre Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 25 live animals of the Natural History Exhibition is brought to the Massena mall by the Foundation for Animal Research and Education and Little Ray’s Nature Centers.

The interactive, hands-on educational exhibit features two interactive 30-minute educational programs that rotate 15 minutes apart.

The presentation times are 10:15, 11:45, 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 for the Reptiles & Invertebrates program each day.

The Mammals program is at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 each day. The sloth only comes out during the mammal presentation. It is suggested you stay 1.5 to 2 hours to see all of the animals in both shows.

Admission tickets are available for $14 at the door, or $10 for additional people over 4 in a group. Kids 2 and under are free. Advance tickets up to the day before the event are $12 online: .

If you know of anyone who would like to attend, but it is not possible for financial reasons, email [email protected] to arrange an entrance price that works.

For special needs families who have members who do not do well in crowds, the program will open an hour early on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.. for these people and their families.

Sponsorship and booth opportunites are available. For further information contact : [email protected].

Animals at this event come from Little Ray's Nature Center which is the largest exotic animal rescue in Canada and provides sanctuary for hundreds of seized and unwanted pets until the best long term solutions can be found.

Little Rays Nature Centers will donate a portion of proceeds to the Sloth Conservation Foundation and to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The St. Lawrence Centre is located at 6100 Mall Rd, Massena. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 315-764-1001.