Have you visited Lichterman Nature Center? Located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, the Center features exciting new exhibits, lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence.
According to the laws of Tennessee, it is illegal to rehabilitate native wild animals without a permit from the state. An additional federal permit is required to rehabilitate birds. It is illegal to possess native wildlife as pets
Lichterman Nature Center does not maintain state or federal rehabilitation permits. As a result, the Nature Center cannot accept any live or injured animals.
Here are some resources for additional information about wildlife rehabilitation and nuisance animals.
Non Profit & Government Agencies
Mammals and Reptiles:
Tennessee residents: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Mississippi residents: Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.
Arkansas residents: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission list of rehabilitators:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov
Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lichterman Nature Center is closed to the public Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Members - Free
Children 2 and under - FREE
Admission to Lichterman Nature Center is free to the public Tuesdays from 1:00 until closing.
We are proud to participate in Blue Star Museums, where we offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. For more information, click here.