May 2013 – August 2014

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 [...]
Galapagos Tortoise Moving Day/Box Turtle Health Check Day @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
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 [...]
Cat Fish Derby
June 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Cat Fish Derby  @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
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 [...]
Venomous Animal Safety and Husbandry Training Seminar
June 13, 2013 – June 16, 2013 all-day
This seminar is for professional and serious advanced herpetoculturists and is limited to 40 students. For more information Click Here
Volunteer Open House
June 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Members Day
July 13, 2013 @ 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.
Adopt an Animal/Enrichment Day
July 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
VIP tent with refreshments and animal encounters with some of our educational animals. Any questions regarding their adopted animal can be answered for them.
Giant Reptile Day
September 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The heaviest alligator snapping turtle weighs 250 pounds, and the longest reticulated python measures 33 feet. How do the reptiles at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and [...]
Zoo La La
September 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Zoo La La  @ The Faux School | Frederick | Maryland | United States
THERE ARE FASHION ANIMALS … and then there is Zoo-La-La, an event that combines models parading the latest must-have clothes from local stores and boutiques [...]
Boo in the Zoo
October 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Boo in the Zoo  @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
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 [...]
Boo in the Zoo
October 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Boo in the Zoo  @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
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 [...]
Boo in the Zoo
October 25, 2013 @ 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 [...]
Boo in the Zoo
October 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holiday/ Inventory Reduction-All Month Long!
November 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013 all-day
Items on sale in our Giftshop. Open daily, weather permitting, 10am-4pm. 10% discount on everything in the gift shop, 20% off for members. Select items [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 7, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 14, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
Breakfast with Santa
December 21, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Breakfast with Santa @ CWP Zoo Discovery Room
Santa Claus is coming to town and he is making a special stop at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for Breakfast With The Animals. [...]
CWPZoo’s Opening Day!
March 21, 2014 all-day
CWPZoo’s official opening day for the 2014 season! We will be open weather permitting, please call ahead to confirm hours.
Volunteer Open House
March 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Volunteer Open House
April 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
‘Gator Move Out
April 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
See the alligators return to the bayou!
Animal Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014 all-day
Animal Egg Hunt @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
The Easter Bunny will visit the animals at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo! Easter Bunny helpers at the Zoo are creating “specialty eggs” filled [...]
Animal Egg Hunt
April 20, 2014 all-day
Animal Egg Hunt @ Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo | Thurmont | Maryland | United States
The Easter Bunny will visit the animals at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo! Easter Bunny helpers at the Zoo are creating “specialty eggs” filled [...]
Mothers Day
May 11, 2014 all-day
Be a kid for a day! Mom’s pay child admission rates on Mother’s Day
Fathers Day
June 15, 2014 all-day
Be a kid for a day! Dad’s pay child admission rates on Father’s Day.
Big & Tall/Short & Small Birthday Party
August 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Happy Birthday to the ZOO! Celebrate the honorary birthdays of our big and tall, short and small Zoo-lebrities. From a sun bear to a Galapagos [...]