*The Otter Cam is currently off. Our live feed is now at the Farm, featuring a baby lamb! Click here to view.
You “Otter” See This!
Enjoy an “otterly” adorable view from the comfort of your own home as you watch the awesome antics of Maymont’s Louis and Ella, rescued North American River Otters that now reside at the Nature Center. These amazing aquatic animals are extremely social and often frolic in the water or wrestle with each other on land. Otters love tobogganing and will slide down on their bellies into the water, jump out, run to the top of the slide, and go again. Read our blog to find out more about Louis and Ella’s arrival at Maymont.
Support Maymont’s furry, feathered and finned friends!
Visit the Nature Center
Last entry at 4:45pm
$4 youth & adults ages 13-59 / $3 children ages 4-12 and seniors ages 60+ / Free for Maymont members and children under 4
Maymont’s Nature Center holds close to 30,000 gallons of aquaria that showcase many of the animals, aquatic and terrestrial, that inhabit the waters and land of the James River and the Chesapeake Bay. Our animals have very important roles as educational ambassadors, so come explore and learn all about them. Plan your next visit.
VIP Animal Encounter
Enjoy a guided, animal-themed tour including areas rarely seen by the public. Your two-hour adventure includes a visit behind the scenes at the bobcat exhibit where you’ll be close enough to hear this secretive feline purr! You and your guests will also take a look at the Nature Center’s giant aquarium system and some of our favorite educational animals, and enjoy a relaxing ride through the estate in Maymont’s “limo” golf cart with stops to see bald eagles, black bears and other wildlife. Find out more.
Animal Training Adventures
Whether you dream of working with wildlife or just want some close encounters of the animal kind, our new Animal Training Adventures are perfect for you! Enjoy exclusive access to animal experiences never before offered at Maymont, learn how and why to train various species, and practice your new skills with our resident birds, reptiles and mammals. Find out more.