Visit Catoctin Wildlife Preserve

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is open seasonally each year. We open each spring, usually in March as temperatures get above 40 and our tropical animals begin the feel comfortable outside. Hours of operation continue to expand through May when warm summer weather allows all of our exotic residents to enjoy Maryland’s outdoor environment. And in the fall, we reverse the schedule until we close our doors to guests for the winter, usually sometime in November.

2018 Hours of Operation

  • March 10 – 10 am-4 pm
  • April 1 – 10 am-5 pm
  • May 5 – 9 am-5 pm
  • May 26 through September 3 – 9 am-6 pm
  • September 4- September 28– 9 am – 5 pm
  • September 29 -November 4 – 10 am-5 pm
  • November: Weekends only, weather permitting, 10 am – 4 pm

**Last admission taken one hour before closing

General Admission Tickets

Adults (13+) $19.75

Children (3-12): $ 14.75

Senior (60+) & Military: $17.75

Tickets available at the admissions booth.

Global Wildlife Safari Ride: + $14

Safari Rides may be added to any General Admission ticket.

Tickets are limited each day and are subject to availability and weather conditions.

Park admission is required.

Tickets available at the admissions booth.

Annual Membership

Support the zoo and get unlimited zoo admission all year, plus enjoy along with other deals and discounts!

Our memberships pay for themselves in as few as three visits.

Adults: $60

Seniors / Military (with appropriate I.D.) $54

Children: $37

Family Memberships: $174  (Save $20!)

Includes 2 Adults + 2 Children.  Add more children for just $32 each!

All memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Purchase at the admissions booth on your next visit!