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When:
April 20, 2014 all-day
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Bunny will visit the animals at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo! Easter Bunny helpers at the Zoo are creating “specialty eggs” filled with goodies that the animals will enjoy.

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When:
March 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is open seasonally each year, with hours changing as warm summer weather allows more and more of our exotic animals to enjoy Maryland’s outdoor environment.

March: Starting March 20th the Zoo will be Open Daily Weather Permitting, 10-4, last admission at 3 pm

April: Daily, 10 am – 5 pm

Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 am -6 pm Daily

September: Daily, 9 am – 5 pm

October: Daily, 10 am – 5 pm

November: Weekends only Weather Permitting, 10 am – 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm.

When:
December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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 11am-12:30pm on December 7th, 14th, and 21st. Breakfast will be served at 9:15am and 11:15am.

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:
October 27, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held on Friday and Saturday October 19th and 20th and October 26th and 27th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo. We will also be offering safari hay ride tours. All participants are $10.00, children under 2 are free.

When:
October 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held on Friday and Saturday October 19th and 20th and October 26th and 27th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo. We will also be offering safari hay ride tours. All participants are $10.00, children under 2 are free.

When:
October 20, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held on Friday and Saturday October 19th and 20th and October 26th and 27th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo. We will also be offering safari hay ride tours. All participants are $10.00, children under 2 are free.

When:
October 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd,Thurmont,MD 21788, USA

Boo at the Zoo, a family favorite will be held on Friday and Saturday October 19th and 20th and October 26th and 27th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Festivities include games, crafts, hay-maze, decorate-your-own pumpkin, face painting and photo opportunities throughout the Zoo. We will also be offering safari hay ride tours. All participants are $10.00, children under 2 are free.

When:
January 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Volunteering at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

  • If you have a sincere interest in wildlife…
  • if you enjoy working with people in addition to animals…
  • if you’re enthusiastic, dependable, and willing to learn…
  • if you enjoy a variety of tasks…
  • if you can commit to a regular schedule of at least 15 hours a month.

Then we’re sure you’ll make an excellent volunteer or intern at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo.

FOr more info, visit our Volunteer page.

When:
June 9, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont,MD 21788, USA
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Geode angle 300x267Mobile Mining Experience will be offering geode cracking demonstrations and talks throughout the day. The presentation portion of the program is free for all paid visitors and members. The program includes a review of several of the best supported theories on geode formation, the crystals and minerals found inside them, and more interesting facts on geodes. A schedule of program times will be posted.

At the conclusion of the program, there will be geodes available for sale which participants can crack open on our custom made geode cracking machines and take home.  These geodes will range in price from as little as $4.00 each to over $20.00 each. Why not come out and enjoy the zoo. While you’re there, please stop by and learn about geodes and do a little geode cracking with us.

When:
November 3, 2012 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where:
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont,MD 21788, USA