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.
Hours of operation:
March – weather permitting from 10 am-5 pm
April - 10 am-5 pm
May – 9 am-5 pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day 9 am-6 pm
September – 9 am-5 pm
October – 10 am-5 pm
November – 10 am-5 pm, weather permitting
**Last admission taken one hour before closing
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
(13 and up)
Children Under 3
|Mar-Apr 24||$ 15.50||$10.00||$ 13.50||
|Apr 25-May 22||$ 17.00||$ 11.50||$ 15.50|
|May 23-Sep 7||$ 18.75||$ 13.75||$ 16.75|
|Sep 8-Oct 4||$ 17.00||$ 11.50||$ 15.50|
|Oct 5-Nov 8||$ 15.50||$ 10.00||$ 13.50|
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|
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.
Animal interactions may vary.