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.



Bring your kids to Howl-O-Ween Weekend, Oct 30-31st to enjoy Trunk or Treating during our Self Guided Day! Or enjoy our annual Pumpkin Prowl, Nov 13th.


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, Jabari, and Omot. Visits feature in-depth discussions about the lions' species, individual development, and 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 wildlife 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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Center News

  • COVID19: Re-Opening Phase 2 Information
    For our organization’s Phase 2 of we have instituted the following policy: *UPDATED MAY 14th 2021* Effective immediately the Animal Park will not require its employees, […]
  • In Response to Media Reports of a “wolf attack”
    22 March 2021, For Immediate Release: In response to the media reports of a “wolf attack” at the Park, the Park has released the following […]
  • COVID19: Re-Opening Phase 1 Information
    COVID19: Re-Opening Phase 1 Information *UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2nd 2020* For our organization’s Phase 1 Reopening of we have instituted the following: One way directional paths […]

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Are you an educator looking for some awesome virtual animal education opportunities?
Or are you a parent looking for some affordable lessons that are both
educational and fun?!
Look no further—our APEX program has offerings for everyone!