Zoo Closed for the Season
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day
Gator Round Up
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Volunteer Open House
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Zoo Opens for the Season
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 12:00 am

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.

Earth Day Celebration/Save the Frogs Day
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 10:00 pm

Don’t you just love Mother Earth? Celebrate the amazing diversity of our planet with games, information and activity stations. Make a bird feeder, learn what plants attract butterflies, get a new appreciation for bats and go on a scavenger hunt.