Open weekends and select holidays

Plan Your Visit

Experience all the Animal Park has to offer!

On a tour of our park, you’ll walk the three-quarter-mile path with an experienced guide and gain an understanding of each species’ ecological importance. You’ll also get to see and learn about each animal’s individual behaviors, characteristics, and quirks. Every visit is a new conversation! Reservations required for most tours and events on weekends and select holidays. Unique Experiences, Group Tours, and Wild Field Trips are available Wednesdays through Sundays with advance booking.

Adventures

Twilights

Have you ever looked a lion, tiger, leopard, or wolf in the eye? Had a "conversation" with a jungle cat? Witnessed the flickering tufts of a caracal's ear? What on earth is a binturong—and why is it so important to its natural ecosystem?

Discover all this and much more when you join us for an Adventure tour at the Animal Park!

As twilight falls, listen in as a fascinating chorus begins—lions call to one another, wolves howl, singing dogs yodel. Experience the thrill of seeing a leopard or tiger emerging from the shadows. Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot nocturnal species.

On a Twilight tour at the Animal Park, you'll explore with an experienced guide at the time when our animal residents are often the most active.


The Education Room

Our Education Room is the perfect place to explore while you’re waiting for your tour to begin or to cool down or warm up afterwards. Here, you’ll meet our small collection of indoor animals while a trained docent tells you about their species.

Have you ever wondered what a wolf’s or tiger's fur feels like? At our bio-facts station, you’ll be able to see and touch teeth, claws, bones, and fur from many exotic and native species and learn about their anatomy and natural history.

This experience is suitable for all ages and is a great way to supplement what you learn in the park.



The Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Open for tours on weekends and select holidays, the Animal Park also hosts special events throughout the year—see our calendar for dates and times of events like Tree Toss, Wild Under the Stars, Lions, Tigers & Beer, and others!

Explore the park with one of our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, who love to share fun facts and stories about all the animals who call the park home. Tours and times vary seasonally.

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina between the mountains and the coast, the Animal Park at the Conservators Center is situated within the Carolina Corridor, which offers rich history, exciting cultural attractions, a vast variety of shopping, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and beautiful accommodations for overnight lodging. Find other small surprises in the area!

Have questions? Please check our Tour FAQ. You can also give us a call.

 

Calendar of Events

Open Thursday – Sunday

Plan Your Visit

On a tour of our park, you’ll walk the three-quarter-mile path with an experienced tour guide and gain an understanding of each species’ ecological importance. You’ll also get to know each animal’s individual personality and story. We’re all about reconnecting you to wildlife, so every tour is a conversation. Reservations required.

Adventures

In the same time it takes to see a movie, you can discover Caswell County’s best-kept secret. Meet up to 70 animals from over 20 species from just five feet away! An adventure is the best way to experience the Park for first time visitors.

Twilights

Enchanting. Engaging. Unique. On a Twilight Tour, you’ll explore our park with our guides as the sun goes down. Our species are more vocal at dusk, and are gearing up up for evening play.

The Education Room

Our Education Room is the perfect way to spend your time while you’re waiting for your tour, or to cool down afterwards! In this room, you’ll meet our small collection of indoor animals while a trained docent tells you all about their species.

Have you ever wondered what a wolf’s fur feels like? At our biofacts station, you’ll be able to see and touch teeth, claws, bones, and fur from many exotic and native species and learn about their anatomy and natural history.

This experience is suitable for all ages and is a great way to supplement what you learned in the park.

Unique Experiences

Our Unique Experiences offer unforgettable memories and personalized attention from our staff. Build the tour of your dreams or choose to visit at just one enclosure all afternoon with the Animal Park’s Personal Tour; capture your very own unique images of the Animal Park’s residents on a Photo Safari; or, celebrate a birthday with an experience you’ll never forget, the choice is yours!

Group Tours

For the young and the young at heart, every adventure to the Animal Park is an experience they’ll never forget! Group tours are perfect for any large groups of any age. Your personal guide will give you a unique look at the place our animals call home.

Wild Field Trips

Our trained tour guides will take your students on a one-hour guided tour, introducing them to over 20 species and connecting their characteristics and adaptations to your grade level-specific science concepts. Suitable for any grade level, tours are designed to meet North Carolina Standard Course of Study science goals and objectives.

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Open for tours on weekends and select holidays, the Animal Park also hosts special events throughout the year—see our calendar for dates and times of events like Tree Toss, Wild Under the Stars, Lions, Tigers & Beer, and others!

Explore the park with one of our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, who love to share fun facts and stories about all the animals who call the park home. Tours and times vary seasonally.

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina between the mountains and the coast, the Animal Park at the Conservators Center is situated within the Carolina Corridor, which offers rich history, exciting cultural attractions, a vast variety of shopping, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and beautiful accommodations for overnight lodging. Find other small surprises in the area!

Have questions? Please check our Tour FAQ. You can also give us a call.

 

Calendar of Events

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Tours

Our public tours are available Saturday and Sunday all year, as well as select holidays, with seasonal offerings and events. Personal Tours, Group Tours, Wild Field Trips, and specialty tours are available by advance booking Wednesday through Sunday all year.

Reservations are required for all of our tours, field trips, and private experiences, as well as for many of our events. Schedule your reservation here, or from any offering-specific page on our website.

We at the Animal Park welcome all guests, and while our Visitors Center is ADA compliant, our tour path is not wheelchair-accessible. The following is provided to assist you in your planning and visit:

  • The Visitors Center area, including patio, gift shop, Education Room, and restrooms, is ADA accessible.
  • A cement parking area adjacent to the Visitors Center is provided for the first two guest vehicles with disability plates or placards.
  • Our outdoor tour path is gravel and dirt, and is not safe for wheelchair use. Instead, we offer complimentary seating on golf carts for mobility-impaired guests. Please call 336-421-0883 to reserve at least 5 days in advance to ensure availability; we are not able to guarantee cart and driver availability unless reserved in advance.
  • Please note the weight limit of our carts is 350 pounds for all guests and driver.
  • Guests joining a tour via our golf cart will have the option of using the rear-facing bariatric-sized bench seat or a single-person forward-facing seat.
  • Guests may not operate Animal Park golf carts.
  • Only Animal Park golf carts are permitted to operate on the premises. (No other personal motorized vehicles are permitted.)
  • Service animals are not permitted on tours, but may wait with an adult at our picnic shelter during your tour.
  • Companion and emotional support animals are not permitted on the property.
  • We do not permit any animal to be left in a vehicle on Animal Park property while a guest is on a tour.

Our tour path is about 3/4 of a mile and is surfaced with crushed rock and gravel. For safety reasons, we cannot allow children's strollers or wagons in the park.

The Animal Park is a mostly outdoor facility that was built, first and foremost, with the care and well-being of our animal residents in mind. We have an unpaved, gravel tour path that is about 3/4 of a mile, and you may be walking in muddy areas. Open-toed shoes or heels are not recommended. Please check the weather before your visit, and dress appropriately for the temperature.

Yes! We encourage you to bring your camera. If you want to capture images at an even closer range, without visible fencing, consider scheduling a Photo Safari with an experienced escort who will take you to places you cannot go on other types of tours.

Guests are not permitted to touch or handle our animals at any point on their tour. We are serious about safety; any visitor who touches or makes an attempt to touch any of our animals will be asked to leave without a refund.

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center was created, first and foremost, to meet the needs of our residents. You will see wild animals up close (as little as 5 feet away). That means we always require guides or docents to ensure the safety of our residents and our guests. Also, our tours are fun! You will learn a lot from your guide, who has been specially trained to lead your tour, share great stories, and answer your questions.

We periodically offer Self-Guided Safari days and other events that allow you to wander our facility at your own pace and talk to docents stationed throughout the park to ensure safety and answer questions. Check our website and social media accounts for dates.

Our tours are rain or shine; we do not generally cancel for light rain, and we have umbrellas for loan. However, in the event of dangerous weather, we will do our best to determine whether tours will be cancelled 24 hours prior to the start time. If you have a reservation, you will receive an email and a phone call/voicemail via the contact information you provided. In the event of cancellation, you may transfer your reservation to an alternate day. Tickets are non-refundable.

We appreciate your understanding that you will need to keep an eye on the forecast and dress for potentially unpredictable weather when you visit us.

We are NOT able to refund ticket purchases.

Restrooms are available at our Visitors Center. We do not have scheduled bathroom stops during our tours, but if you need to step out, let your guide know and we can accommodate you.

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is a nonprofit organization. In order to provide high-quality care for our residents, we depend on every dollar we earn through our award-winning tours and programs. We appreciate your understanding that we are therefore unable to provide free tour tickets.

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Know Before You Go

More info about 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 are not able to allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. Find more information about disability accommodations and access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that children's strollers or wagons also are 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 like, you can 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 check-in.

For safety reasons, the Animal Park cannot allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Park will be asked to leave immediately. No animals may be left unattended in a vehicle.