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THE

NATURE DISCOVERY CENTER
OF CAMBODIA

NOW OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 9-5

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CAMBODIA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE & NATURE LEARNING CENTER

Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

The Nature Discovery Center of Cambodia is the first interactive nature learning and conservation training facility in Cambodia. We invite you to explore the wonders of Cambodian biodiversity, and learn about wildlife, plants, natural sciences and conservation. At the center we focus on hands on exploration, media and discovery learning for a fun and memorable experience. Your visit also helps us keep free admissions for Cambodian visitors, ensuring that the Nature Discovery Center is always accessible to those that need it most.

 
 
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VISITING THE CENTER

Walk ins are welcome for regular tours and visits. We do appreciate bookings as this helps us plan our schedule around your visit. For information on VIP tours, Nature Discovery Expeditions, educational and training programs or school trips, please see below.

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SCHOOL VISITS

Cambodian public schools are provided with free admissions for regular school visits, however we ask all schools to book a school trip at least 1 week in advance. We offer discounted entrance donations for all school and NGO visits. See below for more details.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

Fauna in Focus offers a series of environmental education and training programs. Our core curriculum comprises our Wildlife Club program, but we also offer conservation leadership and university level field courses, as well as Nature Discovery Expeditions.

 

NATURE DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION

 
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INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY STATIONS

Explore a series of hands-on activities to learn about Cambodia’s unique biodiversity and how you can get involved in wildlife conservation.

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INCREDIBLE INSECTS

Insects are an important animal class, making up nearly 90% of the world’s biodiversity. At this station you can learn about insect anatomy and ecosystem services through hand’s on challenges.

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JUNGLE LAB CLASSROOM & CINEMA

Enjoy daily shows of our Sarus Crane Film, and our Cambodian Nature Film. Or find out more about our environmental education programs for school students.

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NATURE WALK & ORCHID GARDEN

Explore our mini-nature walk and orchid garden to learn about plants, natural processes and the world of biodiversity hidden in our own backyards.

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EXPLORING BIOFACTS

At this interactive touch-screen station put your scientific skills to practice. Explore a range of model skulls and real samples gathered from nature. After exploring animal anatomy take part in a wildlife science challenge.

CONSERVATION ZONE

Build your understanding of the threats to Cambodia’s biodiversity and what some of the solutions are. Learn about wildlife conservation in Cambodia and actions that can reduce your impact on nature.

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FINDING FOSSILS & DINO DIG

This station is all about palaeontology, and aims to help inspire a love of the natural world among future scientists. Learn about fossils and their importance to understanding today’s biodiversity. Dig up and assemble a mini-rex.

BIRDS OF CAMBODIA

Cambodia is home to over 600 bird species. At this station you will learn about bird adaptations, Cambodian bird diversity, and local conservation efforts. Life size bird models showcase some of Cambodia’s most iconic species. See if you can identify them all.

 

 
 
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THE VIP EXPERIENCE

Want the personal touch? Schedule a VIP guided tour with us and one of our core team members will bring your and your group around the center. This is a great way to get more insight into the work carried out by Fauna in Focus, how we began and our future plans. This is also a great opportunity to chat about wildlife and conservation in Cambodia with a fellow naturalist. Great for anyone with a passion for nature, science or conservation. Want to have a bigger impact or meet the team behind Fauna in Focus? Contact us schedule a VIP visit.




 
 
 

ECOTOURISM DONE RIGHT

The Nature Discovery Center is a genuine eco-tourism destination. 100% of funds raised at the center support free entrance for local visitors, pay for our non-profit education and media outreach campaigns, and help ensure long-term financial sustainability for our project.

 
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VISITING THE CENTER

Please note, at the Nature Discovery Center we will ask for an entrance donation from international visitors, big NGOs and private schools. Fauna in Focus is a legally registered non-profit, backed by a US-registered 501(c)3 charity. This means 100% of all donations and funds raised are put back into our non-profit work. Your donation supports free admission for all regular Cambodian visitors, as well as Cambodian public schools, and helps us carry out wildlife conservation training, outreach and education programs across the country. Visit today, and help build a new generations of nature lovers and conservation leaders in Cambodia.

HOW TO FIND US:

The Nature Discovery Center is at the very end of a small street, just off 7 Makara Street. Turn north at the Tela Petrol Station. Or just search for us on Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/uCesHe7Gywz.

 
 

DONATIONS

FREE - All Cambodian Regular Visitors
FREE - All Cambodian Public Schools
FREE - Infant under 5 years
FREE - Conservation Organization Visits
$4/visitor - Private, International & NGO Schools
$6/student - international visitors age 6 - 15
$10/visitor - International visitors age 16 +
$10/visitor- International University Visits
$25/visitor - VIP Tour (min: 2 max: 8 - students free)
$100 - Expat Family Membership (5 family members for 1 year)

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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AT NDC


WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2019 #LifeBelowWater

What an incredible event. With support from The School For Field Studies and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, we built a massive Southern river terrapin (Batagur afinis) our of plastic bottle waste. This was made from 50 kg of plastic waste, the same amount discard in Siem Reap every 30 minutes. A video showing the construction of this art piece will go live soon to help spread a message about plastic waste reduction to millions of people across Cambodia.


BookWorms Young Readers Club

A new program in partnership with Epic Animal Quest, the BookWorms Young Readers Club is a free Community Wildlife Workshop offered every Wednesday evening, from 5 - 6 pm. We do story-time with Rachael, arts & crafts and even some short films and videos, always animal and nature-themed. The program will run every week until October 2019 as a free community event. Great for that young reader in your family.

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