Get Close at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
ALL Shows and Encounters are now closed for the season. Please check back in the spring for more exciting opportunities.
The best learning and the strongest memories are achieved through doing, not just looking. With that in mind, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo has developed interactive animal presentations.
Some of our most popular features are our Animal Programs and Encounters; times when you might get to touch an exotic animal or learn more about it from the staff members who care for it.
We also offer photo opportunities with some of our Animal Ambass-zoo-dors after each stage presentation! Please make time during your visit to catch these unique opportunities to get close.
Program and Encounter Schedule CLOSED
Safari times: CLOSED
We must have at least 10 riders to send the truck out.
Camel Rides CLOSED
Safari Cafe CLOSED
This is a fun, feeding and “foto” opportunity. All riders must be at least 36″ tall and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (Sorry, but the Safari Ride is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. For safety reasons, babies and guests under 36″ tall will not be allowed on the ride.)
Safari Rides run April to September, and require a minimum of 10 riders for each departure. Click for more info.
For best availability, we recommend arriving early and purchasing your Safari ticket when you enter the Zoo. You will have a seat reserved on the next available departure.
All tours are subject to availability and do not include park admission. Park admission is required. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Animal interactions may vary.