Visit the Animal Park at Conservators Center in Burlington, NC!
Reconnect with Wildlife

Visit over 20 species of animals wildly up close

On a tour of our park, you’ll walk the three-quarter-mile path with an experienced tour guide and gain an understanding of each species’ ecological importance. You will also learn about each individual. We’re all about reconnecting you to wildlife, so every visit is a conversation!Reservations required for certain tours & events.

Public Tours

Looking for an amazing adventure? Meet our animal residents wildly up close! Available on weekends and select holidays.

Unique Experiences

Looking for a more intimate experience? Come on a private tour of the park or host a birthday or anniversary party, or come on a photo safari.


Our next upcoming event is the largely anticipated Lions, Tigers, and Beer on September 18, 2020! Our annual Pumpkin Prowl is scheduled for November 14, 2020 - more information to come! check back for updates!


Come on a Wild Field Trip with your students; bring your social group, college club, or girl scouts or boy scouts on a group tour. You can even camp overnight!
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Get Involved

There Are Multiple Ways to Join the Animal Park at the Conservators Center Family

Lifetime Adoption

Our adopters help support the care and enrich the quality of life for their adopter animal(s). Every week, dozens of adopters spend time visiting with their adoptees, sometimes bringing gifts and engaging safely with their chosen animals in many ways.
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Wild About Lions

Once a month, members will participate in an hour-long visit with the Naomi and her sons, Kabaka, Jabair, and Omot. These visits will not involve contact with the lions, but will involve in-depth discussion about their species, their individual development, and their overall care as they grow into their lives - and their manes - here at the Animal Park!
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Volunteers are found at every level of the organization and no previous experience is required to become a volunteer. Donating your time to the Animal Park gives you the opportunity to be a part of wildlife education and species preservation advocacy.
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A membership at Animal Park is a great way to get involved and support the animals you love. Membership comes with a number of benefits including unlimited Adventure Tours for you and up to three guests, depending on the membership level you select.
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The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to educating people, caring for animals, and advocating for species. We are focused on public education throughout the Triangle and Triad areas of North Carolina and partner with other organizations around the state and across the country to create opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the animals we share our planet with.
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What's New

Learn the Latest News and Stories From Around the Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Center News

  • COVID19: Re-Opening Phase 1 Information
    For our organizations Phase 1 of re-opening, we have instituted the following: One way directional paths through the check-in process for visitors. Encouraging guests to fill […]
  • Happy World Binturong Day!!
    What in the world is a “binturong”? Happy World Binturong Day from the Animal Park!! A binturong (Arctictis binturong) is one of our more unique animal […]
  • Our Response to COVID-19
    Our Response to COVID-19   *Updated as of SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 at 2:00PM* PLEASE READ OUR UPDATED PHASE 1 RE-OPENING FOUND HERE. In recent days we’ve […]

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The Animal Park is open under LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
Learn more about our COVID-19 Response here.

Currently, available tours are limited to

Small Group Adventures and Private Tours.


Please consider helping to support our animal residents during this stressful time by donating to the Animal Park.