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.

September: Open Weekends 10-6 with last admission at 5.  Open Weekdays 10-5 with last admission taken at 4.

October Open 10-5 daily with last admission at 4. 

Safari Rides – Open Weekends Only at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 

Camel Rides – Closed for the 2014 season

Café - Open Weekends Only 11-4

A full schedule of Shows and Encounters are offered starting mid-April.

  • Our Shows are fun, lively adventures with lots of opportunities to learn about and touch selected animals.
  • Encounters are special times when you can get closer to a safe animal, learn inside facts about our big favorites or feed an animal a special snack.
  • These visits are hosted by trained volunteers, education or animal care staff, giving you a variety of information and viewpoints.
One Day Admission
Adults (13 and up) $16.95
Senior(60+)/Military $15.50
Children (3-12) $11.50
Children Under 3 FREE
Global Wildlife Safari Ride
Safari Rides are subject to availability and are not included in the regular One Day Admission. Park admission is required.
Adults (13 and up) $10.00
Child (12 and under) $ 10.00

Click Here for more information on Safari Rides.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.
Animal interactions may vary.

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