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Critter Check Up: 12-12:30 pm

December 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Free – $15.00

Join us for Critter Checkup on Saturday, December 9, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm! Pre-registration is required.

Event Details:

Your child can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Nature Center for a check up with our volunteer veterinarians! Our veterinarians and vet assistants will be on hand to give your child’s plush animal an annual exam, with your child’s assistance.

One animal per participant. Children can bring their own stuffed animal from home or purchase one while at the Nature Center.

Arrive at the beginning of your 30-minute time slot. This is an indoor event.


Ticket Details:

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Your ticket includes admission to the WNC Nature Center for the day!

  • Non-Members (this includes participating children and non-participating adults): $15
  • Members (participating children ages 0-12): $10
  • Members (non-participating adults): FREE*

*Members must show their WNC Nature Center membership cards and a matching ID.

The event will take place inside the Education Center at the WNC Nature Center. Registration in advance is required, and participants will receive an email the week of the event with more details. Questions? Email Vanessa at


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December 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Free – $15.00
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Friends of the WNC Nature Center


WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, 28805 United States
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