June 2012 – October 2013

Rumble in the Jungle
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 9:00 am

Join us for an exciting overnight adventure!

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo has planned quite an adventure for your family. Sleep under the stars in your own tents, with the morning calls of the animals as your alarm clock.

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Members Day
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Big & Tall/Short & Small Party
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come and celebrate the birthdays of some of the Catoctin Zoo’s favorite animals! The Zoo is holding a full day of birthday celebrations as we honor our Galapagos Tortoise, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Parakeets and our Giraffe!

The celebrations will begin at noon with the premier showing of “Froto,” our one year old Black and White Ruffed Lemur at 10:30. Our celebrations continue at 12:00pm to treat “Gladys,” our Galapagos tortoise to a special birthday fruit basket. At 1:30 we will take our visitors in groups visit the NEW Aussie Aviary, where parakeets and cockatiels will be awaiting the treats the visitors have for them. Finally, the celebrations end with “Rocket” the Giraffe enjoying his birthday treats at 2:30pm. We will also be offering Giraffe encounters for a small donation dedicated to the newly planned African Skywalk.

An Educator from the Zoo will present information on that particular animal. This is a great time for kids to learn about the animals as well as to ask questions and participate in the celebrations.

There will be opportunities for children to create birthday cards for our birthday honorees. The cards will be displayed around each animal enclosure. The day of celebration is also our chance to increase awareness about threatened and endangered animals. There will be opportunities to receive valuable information about conservation efforts, as well as an opportunity to donate to individual causes.


Members Day
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A special day for our Members to be treated like the VIPs they are. VIP area with animal visitors and light refreshments.

Boo in the Zoo
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.