Mouse House

Description

Even the smallest mammals have big roles to play in our planet’s ecosystems. Mouse House is a place to learn how important tiny creatures are to our world.

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Schedule

Open year-round

Please note – last entry to this exhibit is 30 min prior to park closing.

Admission

Included with all tickets.

Stroller parking is required when visiting this exhibit. Guests must self-park stroller before entering.

Accessibility

  • Low Light
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Quiet and Dark

Subdued lighting allows us to observe nocturnal animals at their most active. The quieter you are during your visit, the more you’ll see shy animals including giant elephant shrews and kusu rats.

Mouse-sized Monkeys

Pygmy marmosets are among the exhibit’s most charismatic residents. These highly social monkeys are native to South America. Adults weigh just a little over five ounces, ranking them among the world’s smallest primates.

In the Exhibit

Chinchilla

Native to the Andes mountains in South America, chincillas live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations.

Spiny Mouse

Spiny mice are small mammals with bare, scaled tails. Their coats include unusually stiff guard hairs, similar to the spines of a hedgehog.

Short-eared elephant shrew

These monogamous mammals are found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, where they feed on insects, shoots, and roots.

More Animals in Mouse House

DAMARLAND MOLE RAT

FENNEC FOX

SENEGAL BUSHBABY

WESTERN SPOTTED SKUNK

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