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Tickets and Hours

Ticket Options

Single Day Admission

  • Children (3-12 years old): $18.50
  • Adults (13-64 years old): $27.50
  • Seniors (65+ years old) & Military: $25.50

Cash and major credit cards accepted.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.

Annual Memberships

Is your love of animals unlimited? Then your visits should be too!

Members enjoy unlimited regular admissions for one year, discounts on gifts and guest tickets, and special notices and access that keep you connected.

  • Children (3-12 years old): $64
  • Adults (13-64 years old): $99
  • Seniors (65+ years old) & Military: $89
Family Memberships: $265
  • Includes 2 Adults and up to 3 Children.
  • Add more children for just $55 each!
Grandparent: $168
  • Includes 1 Senior + 2 Children.

Cash and major credit cards accepted.

All memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Global Wildlife Safari Ride

Add this upgrade for $17.50 per person.

Upgrade your ticket for more up-close thrills on the Safari Ride. Meet Bison, Camels, Ostrich, Zebra, and more!

Park admission is required, and ride capacity is limited each day.

  • Subject to availability and weather conditions.
Safari Truck adventures closed for the 2023 season

LEARN MORE, including ride departure times and policies.  

2024 Hours of Operation

Guests may tour up to 60 minutes after last entry time, then the park closes.

 

March 23, 2024  | Please note this opening day is dependent on weather conditions.

First entry is at 10 a.m. Last entry is at 3 p.m.

April 1 to April 30, 2024  Open Daily
   First entry is at 10 a.m. Last entry is at 4 p.m.

May 1 to September 30, 2024  Open Daily
   First entry is at 9 a.m. Last entry is at 4 p.m.

October 1 to October 31, 2024  |  Open Daily
   First entry is at 10 a.m. Last entry is at 4 p.m.

November 1 until December 23, 2024  |  Open Daily except for Thanksgiving Day, weather permitting.
   Preserve grounds and exhibits open ONLY when it is dry and 45ºF or warmer. First entry is at 10 a.m. Last entry is at 3 p.m.

December 24, 2023 until March TBA, 2024 | Preserve grounds are closed for the season.

“I wasn’t expecting this zoo to be as big as it was and to have as large and diverse a collection of animals as they had. If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do in the Catoctin area, this is an excellent option.”

Mason S

“My wife and I have been to zoo’s all over the country and they have animals here big city zoo’s do not have!”

Matthew B

“Best up-close & personal with the animals zoo around.”

Tabetha E.

“We love it here! Started coming in 2003 with my girls… now visit with my grand daughters. Wonderful people, animals and preserve.”

Kimberly T.

“Quiet and not overly busy like city zoos – very “in nature” feel.”

Lee Anne J.

“I hadn’t been to this zoo since I was a child, and boy had it changed! It is so much bigger, more animals and a safari ride!! (We had) awesome tour guides on our safari ride. Very knowledgeable about the animals. We will definitely return!”

Cathy D