Lichterman Nature Center is located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, featuring exciting exhibits, 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
OPEN: Tuesday –Saturday
Tuesday – Thursday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY
Members - Free
Children 2 and under - FREE