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Want a wild start to your new year?
Tree Toss returns on January 7, 2023!
Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that’s become a tradition for our Animal Park family. Each year, the generous folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold Christmas trees to the Park, and we give them to our animals as a special form of post-holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of evergreens and the scratchy texture—perfect for rolling all over. 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
Grab delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican food from the Burrito Bistro food truck or some delicious treats from Ramsey's Sweets. And everyone's favorite face painters, Kathi's Klowns, will be on hand for both kids and adults!
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.
Event time: 10:30 am – 3 pm; last tickets sold at 2:15 pm (at the door)
10:30 am: Site opens to the public. Spend a fun hour making enrichment for our animal residents, playing animal-inspired games with the kids, walking our nature trail, and sampling food and beverages from our vendors.
11:30 am: Finish your creations for enrichment to be delivered to the animals today. (Any enrichment items guests create after this time will be shared with our animals at a later date.)
11:30 am: Join us for a keeper talk at our picnic shelter.
12 pm: The park opens, with enrichment delivery beginning with our large animals.
1:30 pm: Smaller animals receive their enrichment.
2:15 pm: Last tickets sold.
3 pm: Event ends and Animal Park closes.
Get Your Tickets Now
Reserve your spot and fill out your digital waiver in advance to make your check-in process a breeze, or purchase at the event.
- Adults (ages 12+): $26 per person
- Seniors, students, military & first responders: $20 with ID
- Children 3-12: $20 per person
- Children under 3: free
Please note: This is a self-guided walking tour of the park on our gravel path which is not wheelchair or walker-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: January 14, 2023
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.
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.
Need to Know Before You Go
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.