Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

Important notice

Please be aware that Jupiter will be closed this Wednesday (18th May), next Tuesday (24th May) and Wednesday (25th May) for staff training. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our current opening hours are Tuesday-Friday, 09:30-16:30. To find out more about our events programme visit: Jupiter events

For more information find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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
  • butterflies

Other information

Upcoming events

To discover our upcoming events, please visit: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre events

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


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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)
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Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre visitor centre

Opening times

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is open 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesday - Friday.


Entry is free of charge.

01324 486 475


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There are plenty of ways to get involved at Jupiter. These include helping run educational events and carrying out practical reserve tasks. Volunteering at Jupiter is fun, satisfying and social. For more information please contact the Jupiter Rangers.


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