Plan Your Visit - Animal Park at Conservators Center
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.

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 animal park.



The Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Open Thursday – Sunday, 9am to Sunset, the Animal Park also hosts a number of events after hours throughout the year, so please pay attention to our Events Calendar for dates and times of events like Wild Under the Stars, Roaring Real to Reel, and others!

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

Nestled in the heartland 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 send us an email from our Contact Us page, or give us a call at 888.650.1139.

 

Upcoming 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.

Whiskers & Tails

Give us just one hour and we’ll engage your child’s fascination with animals! On a Whiskers & Tails Tour—suitable for those with children under 7—your little ones can ask all the questions they want about our lions, bobcats, and more!

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 animal 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 Thursday – Sunday, 9am to Sunset, the Animal Park also hosts a number of events after hours throughout the year, so please pay attention to our Events Calendar for dates and times of events like Wild Under the Stars, Roaring Real to Reel, and others!

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

Nestled in the heartland 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 send us an email from our Contact Us page, or give us a call at 888.650.1139.

 

Upcoming Calendar of Events

FAQ

Frequently Asked Tour Questions

Animal Park at the Conservators Center is open Thursday - Sunday from 9am-5pm. Twilight Tours, Private Tours, and groups of 15 or more must be reserved in advance. If you’re unsure what tour type is right for you, visit our tour page and browse the descriptions. We have lots of options! We can’t wait to meet you!

We at Animal Park welcome all guests, and while our guest relations building is ADA compliant, unfortunately our tour paths are not wheelchair-friendly. The following is provided to assist you in planning your tour and visit.

  • The guest relations area including patio, gift shop, and restrooms are ADA accessible.
  • A cement parking area is provided for the first two guest vehicles with handicap plates or placards.
  • Our outdoor tour paths are gravel and dirt, and are not safe for wheelchair use. Instead, we offer use of golf carts as an accommodation for mobility impaired guests.
  • Guests with mobility impairments may call in advance of their arrival to ensure a complimentary seat on our standard electric golf carts.
  • We ask that reservations be made at least 5 days in advance so we may ensure both cart and driver are available.
  • Please note the weight limit of our carts is 350 pounds for all guests and driver.
  • Guests joining the tour via our golf cart will have the option of using the rear-facing bariatric-sized bench seat, or single-person forward-facing seat.
  • Golf cart seating reservations may be made by contacting our gift shop staff at 336-421-0883.
  • We are not able to guarantee golf cart availability unless reserved in advance.
  • 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 the picnic shelter during your tour.
  • Companion and emotional support animals are not permitted on tour, nor on the property.
  • We do not permit any animal to be left in a vehicle on Animal Park's property while the guest is on a tour.

Our tour path is about 3/4 of a mile and surfaced with crushed rock and gravel. For safety reasons, we do not allow strollers in the park.

The Animal Park is an 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 get shots at a close range without 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 the residents. You will see wild animals up close (as little as 5 feet). 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 this tour so they can tell you great stories and answer all kinds of questions.

We periodically offer what we call “walkabout events” that allow you to wander our facility and talk to docents stationed throughout the park to ensure safety and answer questions. The best way to learn about these events is to subscribe to our e-newsletter or “like” us on Facebook . We offer a variety of ways to learn about and enjoy the unique personalities of our residents.

Our tours are rain or shine; we do not generally cancel for light rain. 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 provide during reservation. 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 unpredictable weather when you visit us.

We do NOT refund ticket purchases.

Restrooms are available at our Visitors Center. We do not have any scheduled bathroom stops along the tour, but if you need to step out in the middle of your tour, 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

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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