Located in the zoo’s oldest building, the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery has been completely restored and reconfigured.
The original building was designed by the architect William H. Creaser and built in 1926 as the Bird House. The Gallery features large Pewabic tile peacocks at the entrance and exit. Renovated as the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery in 1995, it is a multidisciplinary, 10,000 square foot facility designed to interpret wildlife using video, multi-media computers, interactive displays, art and nature. Nothing like it exists in other zoos - and it is designed to help visitors experience, understand, enjoy and celebrate wildlife. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery also is home to Science On a Sphere, the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary and the world renown Butterfly Garden.