Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Important notice

Please note that we are now in our winter opening period. Our normal opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (or dusk, whichever is first).

Due to limited staffing Jupiter will also be closed on additional weekdays. In October Jupiter will be closed on:

Tuesday 1st
Friday 4th
Wednesday 9th
Monday 14th
Monday 21st
Wednesday 23rd

In the middle of industrial Grangemouth, Jupiter is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space that provides a rich habitat and haven for wildlife. The centre is open all year and there are lots of ideas for improving gardens for wildlife.

Address: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FK3 8LH

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Visit an urban wildlife oasis
  • Introduce children to wildlife
  • A wasteland returned to nature
  • Plenty of variety in a small area
  • Pond dipping

Best time to visit?

  • Mar to May for woodland birds
  • May to Aug for wildflowers
  • Aug for dragonflies & damselflies
  • Sept to Oct for fungi

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • pond

Other information

Upcoming events

Download our latest events poster to find out what’s happening at Jupiter. Please go to our events page to book your tickets!

If you would like to find out more about life at Jupiter, you can like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!


Come along to our monthly Wild Ways Well group, which focuses on promoting mental wellbeing through a range of gentle outdoors activities. For more information and upcoming dates, check out our poster.


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How to get there


Jupiter is situated north of the M9 between junctions 5 and 6. From Beancross Road, turn north onto Newlands Road, then left onto Newhouse Road, left onto Wood Street, and Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is on your right. From Beancross Road, the route is signposted with brown tourist signs.

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Getting onto the reserve

There is car parking at the front of Jupiter. Access to the reserve is via a path to the left of the building.

Access restrictions

There is disabled access to Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre (including disabled toilets). Paths are wheelchair friendly. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Nearest town
Grangemouth (1 mi / 1.6 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre visitor centre

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm (or dusk, whichever is earlier)

Opening hours subject to occasional change – please check our Facebook page for up-to-date information.


Entry is free of charge.

01324 486 475


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