Live Fundraising Show – The Drive In Experience

Looking for a chance to get out of the house with your family safely, be entertained and support a good cause?

Look no further than the LIVE Drive-In Fundraiser show for Little Ray’s Nature Centre!

All proceeds from the fundraiser shows will be used to cover animal food costs, staffing costs, vet care, heating and cooling, along with many other brick and mortar expenses. 
With an income loss of 94% due to COVID restrictions and entering into their 11th hour, Little Ray’s Nature Centre is teaming up with Wesley Clover Parks, Videotron and DNA Live to offer a series of physically distanced shows in the new drive-in movie theatre.
Looking for more animal interactions?
A limited number of VIP tickets will be released for each show, and different animals will be escorted between cars during the show! (weather dependent)
Also, you don’t have to worry about the first come, first serve for the best spots in the house, the spot is YOURS!
Row 1 – VIP Cars
Row 4 – VIP SUVs
There will be other opportunities to help support Little Ray’s during the show, but you can also just sit back and relax while we show off our animal friends!
See you soon!

Link for tickets:

We are open for PRIVATE TOURS!

Bookings inquiries can be sent to
While it is impossible for us to fully open with current restrictions and safety measures, we are super happy to announce that we are now able to offer private tours of our Sarsfield & Hamilton locations.
Tours will start at $150 for an individual household, with additional households being an additional $50 each, with a maximum of 4 households, to ensure we can provide a safe and fun environment.
If you were hoping to meet our sloths, we are also offering sloth encounters for $150 extra for groups of a maximum of 2 households.
For visitors we will be following all recommended safety protocols coming out of the province and we have countless policies in place to protect both visiting families and our animals. Please shoot us a message or email us below for a list or our Covid protocols that we are happy to share with you.
  • The latest a booking can be accepted is 12pm the day before the tour.
  • Tour time slots are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm, and last approximately 90 minutes.
  • Only 1 tour group is allowed per time slot. This can include up 
  • Payment is to be done by credit in advance of tour, to ensure minimal contact.
  • While tour guides will be wearing face shields, we do ask that any individual over the age of 2 bring and wear a face mask.

    We hope this answered some of your questions, and hope to hear from you soon.


Are you looking to spice up a birthday party get together, classroom workshop, neighbourhood fun chat, or anything else? Little Ray’s Nature Centres are extremely excited to be announcing that we are now offering customizable Zoom programs with a variety of themes available. We will be offering an introductory rate of only $8 per household with a minimum group charge of $95 as we continue to refine our ’skills’ at these types of programs.
We are super excited that many of our amazing programs are not only going to be available to people who live within a reasonable distance of our nature centres and events but to anyone around the world.
To get more information please email us at NOTE: You can call (613) 822-8924 but due to reduced staffing levels your call will most likely go to voicemail and it could take up to 24 hours for us to return a call.


Meet our keepers and the animals! Every day at 11:00 and 11:30 AM EST our Ottawa and Hamilton Zoo Keepers will be introducing you to the amazing animals they have the privilege of working with everyday. Come find out what is happening in our zoos.

11:00 AM Ottawa Zoo Facebook Live

11:30 AM Hamilton Zoo Facebook Live 


Please note that Little Ray’s takes all animals’ care and welfare (including humans) very seriously and will ensure that all appropriate safety measures will be in place while still providing a fun and educational experience.

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It’s a part of our mission to ensure that everyone can see and learn about our animals – regardless of financial limitations or any other special circumstance.

Financial Accessibility — We are certain people appreciate the expense of caring for our animals and running our events, but we do NOT want to be cost prohibitive. If you or anyone you know would like to attend but for one reason or another this is not possible for financial reasons, please email and we will gladly arrange entrance that works for them/you.

Special Needs — We recognize that many families, schools, and organizations have children with special needs who could benefit greatly from our zoos and presentations; however, may not be able to attend as they may not do well in crowds. Please don’t hesitate to reach out regarding financial accessibility in visiting our zoo and we’d be happy to assist.


Our interactive and educational animal museum exhibits are fully staffed with zookeepers who are there to interact with, engage, and educate the public. The dynamic combination of themed exhibits, engaging presentations and educational interpretation cover conservation issues, facts about animals from around the world and the environment in which those animals live.

These world-class exhibits are modular, customizable, and flexible in design and installation. They can beautifully accommodate areas from 500 sq.ft. to 9,000 sq.ft. Interactive components, highly qualified zookeepers, educational programming, and turnkey operations are included in all exhibits.

Little Ray’s Nature Centres is Canada’s leader in providing world-class, interactive, interpretive animal education exhibits and programming for museums, conservatories, zoos, nature parks, and botanical gardens.

For more information click here


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