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When:
March 21, 2014 all-day

CWPZoo’s official opening day for the 2014 season! We will be open weather permitting, please call ahead to confirm hours.

When:
December 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Repeats:
weekly on Saturday until December 23, 2013
Where:
CWP Zoo Discovery Room

Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals.

The Zoo’s Discovery Room will be open from 9am to 10:30am and 11-12:30 on December 7th, 14th, and 21st. Breakfast will be served at 9:15am and 11:15.

Santa’s elves will be serving a buffet-style breakfast which will include a special gift for each child.  After this toasty meal,  children may create a holiday craft,  meet a few of our animal zoo-lebrities and get their  photo taken with Santa! Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Donations for this festive morning are $17.00 for Zoo members and $20.00 for non members.

Children under 2 years of age are $7.00.  Tickets are required for all children regardless of age as seating is limited.  Booster seats are not available for safety reasons.  For Reservations email Guest Services at education@cwpzoo.com.

When:
June 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA
When:
September 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
The Faux School, 35 South Carroll Street, Frederick,MD 21701, USA

Zoo-la-laTHERE ARE FASHION ANIMALS … and then there is Zoo-La-La, an event that combines models parading the latest must-have clothes from local stores and boutiques along with encounters with some of the animals from the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. Throw in some music, food and fun and it will be a night everyone will be talking about as support is raised for the non-profit preserve and zoo located on U.S. 15 near Thurmont.

Zoo-La-La is from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at The Faux School on Carroll Street in downtown Frederick. Two parking decks are within easy walking distance. Tickets are $35, and are available at the door.

For the party animal there will be a DJ, beer, wine and a signature Zoo-La-La cocktail, plus an auction of various prizes ranging from zoo safari packages, fashions with a wildlife vibe, to items such as a gift certificate from a local veterinarian and cuddly stuffed toy animals. The food created by local caterers will also be based on the animal kingdom: Just for starters think chocolate “moose” cake, pigs-in-a-blanket and special animal confections from The Perfect Truffle.

The evening will also include amazing and interesting facts about animals and our local zoo, and a special appearance by the Frederick Divas who recently caused a stir at First Saturday in downtown Frederick.

Come be a fash-ZOO-nista!

When:
December 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 all-day

Items on sale in our Giftshop. Gift shop open weather permitting, please call the zoo office to confirm hours. 10% discount on everything in the gift shop, 20% off for members. Select items are reduced as much as 50%.

When:
November 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013 all-day

Items on sale in our Giftshop. Open daily, weather permitting, 10am-4pm. 10% discount on everything in the gift shop, 20% off for members. Select items are reduced as much as 50%.

When:
November 2, 2014 all-day
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

The Zoo will be open weather permitting weekends. Please call ahead to confirm dates and times.

When:
November 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Come see the CWPZoo staff round up the gators! This is an annual event to move our alligators into the winter quarters!

When:
October 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA
Categories:

Annual family favorite, Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held  October 18,19, 25 and 26 from 6:00pm to 10:0pm. Last Admission at 9:00 PM 

Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo.

When:
October 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA
Categories:

Annual family favorite, Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held October 18,19, 25 and 26 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Last Admission at 9:00 PM 

Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo.