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Following today’s announcement for 6 day closure we are recalling all our live animals from loan. Please return them ASAP or if you are having difficulties doing so please call 8357 3413 or 0435 602 155 to negotiate a solution.

The NEC team hope everyone is staying safe out there and we can all get through this together.
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Yesterday morning we found a surprise: Carl our Giant Burrowing Cockroach was orange! He looks this way right after moulting his exoskeleton, you can see the split in the old exoskeleton where he pulled himself through. Over the next few hours he returned to his normal brown colour as his exoskeleton hardened. ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a visitor hanging out in a tree in front of the centre this week. Unique and endemic to Australia seeing a wild koala always brings a smile to your face. ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s always hard to say goodbye to a coworker but it was time for Horatio to retire after many years of service. Here we have the handover to his successor Horatio the 2nd who will take over his role visting schools to teach about the human body. ... See MoreSee Less

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The sun is out for the start of term 4! Availability of loan animals and talks are filling up quickly so get in early to ensure your booking. ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope that everyone is enjoying their holidays! Unfortunately due to work taking place at the Urrbrae Highschool our opening hours are limited next week from Tuesday the 6th to Saturday the 10th we will only be able to open from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is Milly one of our Ring-Tailed Possums very eager to get back into bed on a cold morning after finishing at one of our last educational shows for the term. We'd like to thank all our members and those who booked our shows for such a busy Term 3 all your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing everyone again in term 4! ... See MoreSee Less

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