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Critter Check Up: Time Slot 12pm-1pm

February 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free – $15.00

Join us for Critter Checkup on Saturday, February 19, from 12pm-1pm!

Event Details:

Your child can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Nature Center for a check up with a veterinarian! 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.

Please be sure to arrive within your allotted appointment time (anytime between 12pm and 1pm). This is an indoor event, masks are encouraged.


Ticket Details:

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Ticket sales will end at midnight on Thursday, February 17. 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 youth and adults): FREE*

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


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February 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 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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