2 April 2022

Earth Day 2022

Celebrate the Annual UN Holiday of Planet Earth at the Animal Park








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Join us for our Earth Day Celebration from 11am–3pm on Saturday, 2 April 2022 for a Self-guided Safari and learn all about different ways to help preserve our planet and to help our animals!

Our Education Staff will be hosting a fun fossil dig for younger guests to learn all about pre-historic predators. Guests of all ages are also invited to make animal enrichment at the “Recycled Enrichment” Station, hosted at our picnic shelter. Guests will also be able to enjoy the official grand opening of our brand new Nature Trails!

Tickets are available to reserve online AND available at the door on 2 April.

The Animal Park’s Nature Trails

With over two miles of walking trails throughout the beautifully forested acreage of the Animal Park now available, there are installed balance beams and a variety of informational signage and fact stations posted along the paths that will be sure to help you fall in love with North Carolina wilderness and wildlife. (We do recommend wearing some decent footwear to our Park, but especially for the Nature Trails.)

Visit our In-Kind Donation Wishlist or consider bringing a donation with you to the Animal Park! We accept donations of cardboard boxes, newspapers, old fleece blankets, towels, and much more. See the Wish List for more information.


Admission Fee

   Adults (12 and older): $16.00
   Children 4+: $14
   Seniors, Military, and College: $14.00 (Must present valid form of ID.)
   Children ages 3 and under always enjoy free admission to the Park.

Church Groups, Social Clubs, & Work Groups

Are you in a social, church, or work group and are looking for outdoor projects to commemorate Earth Day? The Animal Park is always accepting work groups, but especially during the month of April! Contact us to request more information regarding some of the group projects we can offer both in and outside of the Park!

All work groups are led by and monitored by a trained APCC staff member.

Important Information

Need To Know Before You Go

Details For Your Visit to the Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Accessibility, Safety, and Pets

The Animal Park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.

If you are planning to visit the Animal Park, please take a moment to review and complete our online tour waiver. If you would like, you can also download and print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to your arrival. Waivers will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.

For safety reasons, the Animal Park does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Park will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.