21 May 2022

Endangered Species Day

In September of 1973, with the passage of the Endangered Species Act, Congress created Endangered Species Day on the third Friday or May each year. Come celebrate this national holiday with the Animal Park on the following Saturday, 21 May 2022, this year and learn all about the animal residents in our care.

National Endangered Species Day is recognized every year on the third Friday of May. This year we will be recognizing this day during our Endangered Species Day celebration on Saturday, 21 May, 2022.

Join us for this educational open park event where guests will learn all about our animals, with a special focus on those listed as “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We will have Keeper Talks throughout the day at various animal stations and guests will learn all about the ways they can help our animals and how to help protect these species in their everyday lives. Guests of all ages are invited to participate in our Keeper Talk sessions! 

Our Education Department will also have educational worksheets for our younger guests to complete in our picnic space after their tour!


  • Saturday, 21 May 2021
  • Tours available all day!


  • Adults: $16
  • Kids ages 3+: $14
  • Children ages 3 and under always enjoy free admission to the Park
  • Seniors, military, college: $14 with valid ID
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.