Have you ever looked a tiger in the eye?
Felt the whole-body impact of lions roaring?
Watched wolves romp through the woods?

These and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences are possible at the Conservators Center. You are guaranteed a unique and up-close view of these exotic animals, often from just 5 feet away! Learn about our residents and their care from knowledgeable guides. Every visit from you helps support them.

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Photo of Ra Lion by Kathy Patterson.

 


Family-Friendly Tours

A child enjoying a Family Adventure Tour while learning about New Guinea Singing Dogs.

A child enjoying a Family Adventure Tour while learning about New Guinea Singing Dogs.

Family Adventure

A wonderful introduction to the Conservators Center, designed for all ages. Meet our furry residents! Learn about their species, their individual stories, and how we care for them. This is an ideal option for those with children (ages 7–11), as this tour is catered for the inquisitive minds (and shorter attention spans) of young animal lovers. Tour lasts 1–1.5 hours.
For more details, click here. 

Family Twilight Tour

Have you ever heard lions calling to one another as darkness falls, or wolves howl as the moon rises? Can you imagine the thrill of seeing a leopard or tiger peeking at you as it emerges from the shadows? Come experience these breathtaking moments on an evening tour of the Conservators Center. Tour lasts 1.5–2 hours. Twilight tours are available April through September.
Please note that this tour is a seasonal offering.   
For more details, click here.


Tours for Adults

One of our tour guides, Cassie, leading an Adult Adventure Tour. (Photo by Kim Pyne)

One of our tour guides, Cassie, leading an Adult Adventure Tour.
(Photo by Kim Pyne)

Treats & Toys Adult Tour

Learn how we make our residents’ lives fun and interesting! On this tour, your guide will introduce you to our critters and present many of them with toys, food treats, and exhilarating scents. Entertaining for all ages, but due to length of tour, including longer times at each animal and more in-depth content, this is most suitable for age 12 and up.    Tour lasts 1.5–2 hours.
For more details, click here. 

 

Adult Adventure

A wonderful introduction to the Conservators Center, designed specifically for adults and older children (ages 12+).  No small kids please! Meet our furry residents! Learn about their species, their individual stories, and how we care for them. Tour lasts 1.5–2 hours.

Adult Twilight Tour

Have you ever heard lions calling to one another as darkness falls, or wolves howl as the moon rises? Can you imagine the thrill of seeing a leopard or tiger peeking at you as it emerges from the shadows? Come experience these breathtaking moments on an evening tour of the Conservators Center. Tour lasts 2–2.5 hours.  This is an Adult-only tour.  (Ages 12+).   Twilight tours are available April through September.  Please note that this tour is a seasonal offering.  

Tours for Kids

Whiskers & Tails

Tiger have stripes. Boy lions have manes. Bobcats are named for their tails. This is a great tour to introduce young children (up to 7 years old) to a variety of species, and some of their special features. Tour lasts 45 minutes to an hour.
With young children, this is a seasonal tour that runs primarily from April until November or December. We may run some earlier in February or March if the weather looks favorable, so check the tour calendar!

For more details, click here.  


Specialty Tours

A photographer captures our silly Savannah Leopard while a staff member (left) ensures his safety while on a Photo Safari.

A photographer shoots our silly Savannah Leopard while a staff member (left) ensures his safety on a Photo Safari.

Whether you’re meeting us for the first time or coming back to see your favorite animals again, a Premium Experience is the perfect way for animal enthusiasts of all ages to get up close and personal with our critters. Our marvelous guides will cater your visit to your interests during a private tour for you and your guests. Click here to find a Premium Experience that’s perfect for you!


Tours for Large Groups

Tour Guide Mandy introduces a field trip to Arthur Tiger.

Tour Guide Mandy introduces a field trip to Arthur Tiger.

Wild Field Trip

This is an experience for families, schools (public, private, and home school), scouts, 4-H, FFA, camps, day care centers, seniors, and other community groups who are interested in learning about our animals. We offer special rates for groups of at least 15 on an Adventure tour, but if your group consists of at least 25 people, you are guaranteed a private tour that can be tailored to your specific interests.

 

 

Seasonal

Howl-O-Ween Tours 2016

Our Howl-O-Ween tours were a huge success this year! These seasonal tours take place throughout the early evening and into the night on the weekends in October.  Will return in 2017. 

Winter in the Wild Tour

Winter evenings are an amazing time to visit the critters at the the Conservators Center. As the weather grows cooler, our lions, tigers, and wolves don their beautiful, thick coats and are energized by the brisk temperatures. Join us in celebrating the season with our animal residents! You and other animal lovers will take an evening stroll through our paths with an experienced tour guide. Bundle up for a night in our wild wonderland.  Please note that this tour is a seasonal offering.

Because the comfort of our animals is our primary focus, we sometimes alter our tour route to accommodate animals who are sick or otherwise will not benefit from being viewed by the public. As a result, you may not see all of our residents on any given visit. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.