May
4
Sat
Wild Walk and Fitness Safari
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

kids running through the wetlandsHey kids! Can you leap like a lemur, kick like a donkey or stretch like a giraffe? Find out at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo’s 3rd annual Wild Walk and Fitness Safari on Saturday, May 4th from noon-3 and win prizes and a FREE pass to visit the zoo again.

Try various fitness activities spread out along a 1k path, while exploring the zoo’s 25- acre wooded park. Participants will **ALSO** enjoy 600 animals from 6 continents of the world, a wildlife stage presentation and keeper encounters as well as other kid-friendly activities.

May
5
Sun
Volunteer Open House
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Find out all about volunteering at the zoo.  Are you between 13-113 years of age?  Don’t mind getting dirty?  Do you have good communication skills and accept responsibility?   Then let’s talk!  We’ll talk about what roles volunteers play at CWPZoo. Reservations are required.

May
18
Sat
Official Opening of The Global Wildlife Safari Ride
May 18 all-day

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo is unusual among the mid-Atlantic area zoos as the only one with an escorted truck (ride through) safari.

Click Here for more details.

Galapagos Tortoise Moving Day/Box Turtle Health Check Day
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When coming out of hibernation we need to be sure that the box turtles are still healthy. Join us as we get their weights and photographs. Also the Galapagos Tortoise gets moved out of her winter housing and into her outside yard.

Jun
8
Sat
Cat Fish Derby
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Fish for catfish from our ponds with your own gear and bait, or borrow a cane pole from us and buy bait here. You may catch and release OR take home any catfish you catch. (This helps us with population control.) Bring your own stringers or buckets. Prizes for the kids 5-12. Open to all ages. Regular admission, plus fishing fee of $2/person.