Tree Toss, a Signature Event at the Animal Park at Conservators Center
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Want a wild start to your new year?

Tree Toss returns on January 4th and 18th, 2020!

When you’re facing the after-holiday blues after packing up the decorations and taking down the tree, never fear. Come celebrate the new year in a thrilling, unique way 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. You can also take a break to enjoy some delicious food or drinks from Tenco Coffee, and adult beverages by Dingo Dog Brewery.


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! Come before 11:45 and join us for the crafty fun! No special skills are required, and we provide all the materials. All visitors are welcome to participate!


Learn From Our Keepers and Experienced Animal Handlers

Throughout the event, our keepers will be giving keeper talks, and our experienced animal handlers will offer demonstrations of how we socialize, interact with, and enrich the lives of our animal residents.


Event Schedule


11:00 am - Registration opens, Toy Workshop opens for pre-event toymaking

11:45 am - Vendors and Activities Open

1:00 pm - Animal park opens

3:00 pm - Event ends

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Get Your Tickets Now

All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. We expect both dates to sell out, so buy your tickets while they're still available! This a self-guided walking tour of the park on our gravel path which is not wheelchair-friendly. If you have accessibility needs, please call us at 336.421.0883 to make arrangements ahead of time.


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

Book Your Tickets for Tree Toss!
Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Each event date has a rain/snow make-up date. When you plan your Tree Toss adventure, 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 your ticket will be automatically transferred.
Here are the make-up dates:
January 4 Tree Toss: January 11
January 18 Tree Toss: January 25

Tree Toss Event Sponsorships

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

By giving to Tree Toss 2020, you’ll be supporting the Animal Park at the Conservators Center and its residents. We are asking event sponsors for a contribution of $250 to our charity. Your generosity will be recognized at our events in several ways. As a sponsor, your name and logo will be prominently displayed in the event information booklet that will be distributed to the 250+ guests that attend each event day, and on our event banner. We also would love to promote your business on our Facebook page, which has more than 30,000 followers! Additionally, a $100.00 donation level is available; we recognize your generosity on our event booklets and banner in text.

Please give us a call at 336.421.0883 or email partners@animalparknc.org for more information.

 
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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