Tree Toss, a Signature Event at the Animal Park at Conservators Center








Want a wild start to your new year?

Tree Toss returns on 8 January 2022!

All of us are looking forward to 2022 being a great year—and what better way to kick it off than celebrating with us here at the Animal Park at our annual Tree Toss event!

Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that has become a tradition for our wild family. Each year, the friendly folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold trees to the Animal Park, and we give them to our animals as a special form of holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of pine and scratchy textures! If you’ve never seen wild animals receiving holiday trees, presents, and toys, don’t miss this chance. We want to share this tradition with you. Come join the fun!


Observe Our Animals At Your Own Pace

Because Tree Toss is a self-guided, walkabout event, you can spend as much time as you want admiring the residents you find the most fascinating. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the grounds to tell you about our animals and answer your questions.

Vendors & Food Trucks

Check back in December to learn about our full list of vendors and which food trucks will be on site for Tree Toss!

Make a Present for an Animal!

We offer our residents more than just trees at this event—and you can help create these special gifts! All visitors are invited to participate in this gift-crafting fun! No special skills are required, and we will provide all the materials.

Due to COVID-19 protocols and procedures, guests will be able to make presents of enrichment for the animals but they will be given to the animals during the week and we’ll be sharing on social media. This is a fun way to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to see which lucky animal receives your gift!

Event Schedule

Event time: 11am – 3 pm; last tickets sold at 2:15 pm (at the door)

Check back in December to see the full event schedule, including times for each animal to get their enrichment!

Tree Toss

Get Your Tickets Now

Purchase your tickets online now and fill out our digital waivers to make your check in process faster the day of—or purchase at the door! This is a self-guided walking tour of the park on our gravel path which is not wheelchair-friendly.

Adults (ages 12+): $26.00 per person
Senior, Students, Military, & First Responders: $20.00 with ID
Children (under 12): $20.00 per person
Children under 3 years of age: Free

Make-Up Date

Make-Up Date: 15 January 2022
Please note: This event date has a rain/snow make-up date. When you plan your Tree Toss experience, please also set the rain/snow make-up date aside on your calendar. If the weather forecast around our facility includes ice or freezing rain, we will postpone for your safety and contact you to reschedule.

Adverse Weather

Our staff will be monitoring the weather carefully in the days and weeks prior to this event. We will be having fun at Tree Toss in the rain or shine, but we will move the event to the make-up date if the forecast predicts unsafe weather conditions. We will make every effort to contact you at least 24 hours prior to Tree Toss to alert you to any necessary cancellations. Please check the forecast and plan to dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the event.

Tree Toss Event Sponsorships

Is your local business interested in sponsoring Tree Toss? We're looking for event sponsors!

Promote your business, honor a friend or family member, or sponsor as an individual. We will highlight you or your business in all channels: social media, website, newsletter, fliers, banners and any unique & creative idea we can come up with together! Anonymous sponsorships are also an option.

Sponsoring Tree Toss 2022 lends invaluable support to Animal Park and our beloved residents. A $250+ sponsorship gives recognition in multiple ways. Your name and logo will be prominently displayed in the event information program distributed to the 200 guests attending the event and on our event banner. We will promote you on social media! Our Facebook page has more than 30,000 followers and we are very active on Instagram, TikTok and Pantheon. A $100 sponsorship provides recognition on event programs and banners.

Please contact Kristina in Donor Relations today, or call 336.421.0883, to tailor a plan!

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; due to COVID-19 safety protocol accessibility accommodations are currently unavailable 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.


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