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.

Wild Walk and Fitness Safari
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – May 4 @ 10:00 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.

Volunteer Open House
May 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 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.