Pella Wildlife Company

Please note that we have updated hours for the month of September.

  • MONDAY – THURSDAY we will have shortened hours.
  • NEW HOURS: 12:00PM – 8:00PM (Monday – Thursday)
  • NORMAL HOURS: 10:00AM – 9:00PM (Friday – Saturday)
  • NORMAL HOURS: 12:00PM – 5:30PM (Sunday)
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Active Military personnel receive FREE daily admission to the Academy of Wildlife Education!


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MON – THU : 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM* ADULT (13 and OVER) : $5.00
FRI – SAT : 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM*
SUNDAY : 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM* CHILD (12 and UNDER) : $2.00
* Hours of operation are the same as Mall Hours, and may vary on/around holidays.


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Pella Wildlife Company

…was established in the Fall of 2006. Ron DeAarmond, the founder and CEO, has held a USDA license for over 25 years. He has also held DNR licenses in Illinois and Iowa. Experienced with mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, Ron has worked with schools, libraries, US Army Corps of Engineers, DNR, County Conservation Board, wildlife education facilities, genetic bank, drive through wildlife parks and zoos. A non-profit organization, Pella Wildlife Company was established to focus on three areas of animal welfare – education, sustainability and conservation.

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Education: Pella Wildlife Company provides S.T.E.M. based wildlife education programs to students PreK through university levels. Wildlife education programs are also provided to city, county, state and federal agencies. As an outreach to the general public, Pella Wildlife Company has opened the Academy of Wildlife Education at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, IA. Conservation: Pella Wildlife Company is committed to the natural reestablishment of wildlife to their historically native habitat and research to ensure stable populations for the future. Pella Wildlife Company works with university students and gives them valuable field experience as they work towards degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Science and Animal Science to name a few. Sustainability: Pella Wildlife Company is committed to the sustainability of wildlife species through biodiversity and a common sense approach to wildlife management based on science. Wildlife rehabilitation will assist in sustainability as people and wildlife interact. The genetic bank will also guarantee species will not go extinct due to habitat loss.

View some of our Feedback

Business Record 2013

This is absolutely unique, it does make it a fun destination.
- Tom Walsh VP Abbell Associates

We appreciate the efforts that Pella Wildlife is making to extend the value of wildlife education programs in Iowa.
- Kevin Baskins Iowa DNR

Pella Regional Health Care

…this endeavor would be advantageous to the community, schools, wildlife and citizens not only in the Lake Red Rock area; but wildlife throughout the world would benefit by Mr. DeArmond’s commitment to animal welfare. I highly recommend Pella Wildlife…
- Mary Jo Foster, Director of Elder Services

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