Recent News & Events:
- Madison Bear Garden Fundraiser!
Apr 11, 2013
- Summer Camp is Almost Here!
Apr 11, 2013
- An Open Letter Of Gratitude To The International Order Of The Rainbow For Girls
Apr 3, 2013
Welcome to the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary & Educational Center!
Founded in 1994, the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is a special place right here in Butte County. Equal parts wildlife sanctuary, educational park, and research center, the Sanctuary is home to a remarkable assortment of non-releasable wild and exotic animals, many of them endangered species. Our animals have the potential to inspire minds and to change lives! They are only a few of our natural wonders that we are close to losing forever.
Our facility offers unique on and off-site educational programs across all learning levels, from preschool to professional. These programs are offered in nine languages. We also conduct non-invasive research on animal behavior, medical care and nutrition.
The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary and Educational Center is proud to have been selected by the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls 2012-2013 California Grand Service Project. The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a non-profit service organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. Our selection for this statewide project is an honor for our sanctuary. For more information on Rainbow Girls, please visit gocarainbow.org.