Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Learning Center

The Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Education Center is a multi-function facility owned and operated by the North Carolina Zoo Society. The Center's rooms may be rented for a variety of purposes:


  • Interns and researchers may reside in the Center while they are working at the Zoo. The facility's five bedrooms can house up to 14 individuals. Two private bedrooms are available; the remaining beds are situated in dormitory room settings. Each of the five bedrooms is equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave;
  • Laundry facilities and a private lounge are available to residents.
  • Students and researchers must apply for space at the center at least seven days before they plan to arrive. 



  • A large meeting room (maximum capacity 50 people) and two break-out satellite rooms may be rented by businesses, Zoo Society members, and other people in the community;
  • Meeting room rentals include access to the facility's full-service kitchen, spacious great room, and screened-in porch.
  • All meeting rooms and bedrooms have access to free WiFi.
  • As of February 4, 2019: The large meeting room has been reserved for every Saturday through August 24. The first available Saturday is August 31.  The only Sunday's still available through August 31 are: February 24, March 10, March 17, and May 5.


The Schindler Center is located at 2663 Old Cox Road in Asheboro, North Carolina (Google map).
The building is within a five-minute drive of the North Carolina Zoo's North American entrance and is a short walk away from the Zoo's Veterinary Center.



To learn more about the Schindler's Center's resources and to review the pricing structure for renting space at the Center, please download the 2019 Schindler Learning Center Rental Information Sheet.

If you would like more information about staying at the Schindler Center or hosting an event there, please complete the online form below. A North Carolina Zoo Society representative will contact you within five business days of receiving your request.

If you are a student or researcher who wants to stay at the Center, please submit this inquiry at least two weeks before the date that you hope to begin your stay.


Schindler Center Photos

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