The Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center is located at Bur-Mil Park for the purpose of educating the public about wildlife and natural resources through programs and displays. Admission is free.
The Wildlife Education Center is housed in a renovated barn that has been on the property since the early 1900s. Julius W. Cone owned the original property, known as the Owl’s Roost Farm and Poker Club. Later, the property became the home of wildlife and nature aficionado Frank Sharpe Jr., for whom the building is named. The Wildlife Education Center is a cooperative effort among the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, Guilford County, the City of Greensboro and private sponsors.
The Wildlife Center features live animal exhibits. A Children’s Area provides a hands on learning area for toddlers and young children.
In the center’s retail area, you can buy fishing passes for the ponds, trail map booklets, or fishing bait. You can also participate in the North Carolina Fishing Loan-a-Rod Program. For details about fishing laws in North Carolina, contact the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
The Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center classroom is available for rent during the center’s normal operating hours and in the evening based on park closing times.
Daily Rental Rates: $10 per hour
Evening Rental Rates: $22 per hour
For more information on programs and classroom rentals, call 336-641-2020.
Stop by the Wildlife Education Center on Saturdays and Sundays to rent a bike! Rentals are available from March-November. Please visit our Bike Rental Page for more information.