Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salato Wildlife Education Center In Frankfort Reopens February 15
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Cabin fever runs high in February, so get out and enjoy the last brisk days of winter at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort as the center officially reopens for the season on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, promotes wildlife conservation education through displays, programs, workshops and outdoor wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter is a great time to look for signs of wildlife, and to observe Kentucky’s resident birds. While you’re at the center, check out the new temporary exhibit designed to get kids excited about going to conservation camp this summer. The Salato Center has a variety of exciting programs scheduled for this spring, so be sure to see all the listings on the online calendar of events at fw.ky.gov.
Teachers - now is the time to sign up for field trips. The Salato Center offers its services to school groups free of charge. Programs are designed to assist educators in meeting required standards for study.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.