Wild Hearts - Animal Park at Conservators Center

Do you absolutely go wild over caracals?  Have a crush on one of our many lions? Or maybe one of our dingo’s has captured your heart?

Celebrate all things love by participating in our Wild Hearts tours happening Valentine’s Day weekend! From now until February 12th, you can purchase a “valentine” for any animal or animals of your choice and write a special message to them. Our staff will then create enrichment and include your valentines on the boxes – and even some treats!

Wild Hearts tours will be happening Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. But not only will you be a part of spreading the love – so will we! Guests will receive a special valentine from the Animal Park to show how much we love and appreciate you!

Click here to learn more about the Valentine’s Day Hearts you can purchase for your special animal resident! Unable to visit us that weekend but still want to show your love? We will be sure to share all the love on social media that weekend—so follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for a chance to spot your Valentine’s!

Tickets are available online or by calling 888-650-1139.

Interested in something more intimate and special for just the two of you?! Learn more about our Valentine’s Date Night Packages below!



Limited Time Offer

Valentine's Date Nights

Purchase a SPECIAL Date Night Package!
Interested in one of our premier Valentine's Date Night packages!?

These Date Night packages are sponsored by The Colonial Inn, Hillsborough, NC

We have two selections to choose from and each package is valid for 2 guests:

  • A Private Date Night Tour of the Animal Park
    Come see the animals at their most active hour, as the sun sets and into the night. A trained guide will walk you through the park, treat feed and provide enrichment to some animals, and let you enjoy each others company. This tour is essentially led by you! Do you want to sit by the wolves for awhile? Or maybe you'd like to spend more time watching servals or bobcats receive enrichment? These packages will also include a fun goodie bag of treats for guests to take with them and enjoy! $300.00
    (Tour will last between 60-90 minutes) These packages are available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening.

  • A Private Date Night Tour of the Animal Park PLUS a one night stay at The Colonial Inn in Hillsborough, NC!
    Enjoy a Private Date Night Tour (detailed above) while also enjoying an overnight at the newly renovated and open Colonial Inn located in Hillsborough, North Carolina! Guests will be able to check in at the Colonial Inn either Friday, February 12th OR Saturday, February 13th, for a beautiful overnight in one of their premier suites. They will also be able to enjoy their Valentine's Day brunch on Sunday morning. Private tours of the Animal Park can be made for either Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday afternoon depending on guests preference. Guests will also receive a special goodie bag filled with treats! $500.00
    (Tours will last between 60-90 minutes) This package is currently only available for Friday and Saturday evening with tour opportunities for Friday afternoon, Saturday or Sunday. ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Limited Time Offer

Wild Hearts

Add a Special Valentine for Your Favorite Animal to the Tour Experience

From now until February 12, 2021 you can purchase a valentine for your special animal resident! For only $1.00, you can send a special message to the animal of your choice. We then invite you on one of our tours: Friday, Saturday or Sunday of Valentine’s Day weekend, to watch them enjoy their individual valentine messages as a memorable and loving form of enrichment. Valentine’s available for purchase either online or at the Gift Shop desk!

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.


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