Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education Announces Sunday Closing

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Pisgah Center for Wildlife EducationRALEIGH, N.C.  – The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, the visitor and learning facility operated by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission near Brevard, will be closed on Sundays, beginning Jan. 1. The move is in response to mandated budget cuts for state agencies.

The center will remain open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., as will the onsite Wild Store, which offers nature-oriented merchandise, including books, posters, gifts, artwork and apparel. All proceeds from Wild Store purchases support conservation education projects and programs.

Signs will be placed at the center entrance alerting visitors to the pending schedule change.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education features exhibits that interpret wildlife species and habitats of the Mountain region, daily showings of an award-winning nature documentary, and a calendar of events and educational courses. Admission to the center is free, as are most of the educational programs offered. Located south of Asheville, the center is adjacent to the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where thousands of rainbow, brown and brook trout are raised for stocking public waters.