Tours of the Animal Park during the spring and summer months are an amazing opportunity to awaken your wild side and reconnect with wildlife. But our seasonal tours offer breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities unlike the rest of the year. Autumn visitors often get to see Wic Tiger set against a backdrop of orange and red autumn leaves; watch Trekkie and Roland, our gray wolves, celebrating their favorite time of year; and witness the power of our lions’ roars in the crisp, cool air.
The holiday seasons are just a little bit furrier at the Animal Park. We are delighted to offer you specially themed opportunities to visit our residents throughout the year.
Trick or Treat
Created especially for our younger ghouls and goblins, this tour also welcomes children of all ages. Your tour guide will share stories of unique tricks animals use in the wild and lead your group to Howl-O-Ween treats throughout the park. Everyone is welcome to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes.
If you come on Saturdays, you'll also get an extra treat and can meet Popcorn, the Animal Park’s binturong mascot.
Howl-O-Ween Twilight Tours
Visit us on select dates in October for a unique experience that offers something exciting for all ages. Stroll through our partially-wooded park at twilight and enjoy the colors of autumn while lions roar and wolves howl all around you. These tours take place in our park decorated for Halloween, so grab a jacket and get ready for a special way to celebrate the spookiest season of the year!
Legends & Lore
Legends & Lore
Explore legends and history as you travel into the darkness with our storytellers. From warriors and monsters to gods and kings, learn how humans have viewed predators as much through story as science. As you are surrounded by a chilling chorus of animals calling to one another through the night, you’ll discover the lore that made these impressive predators infamous.
Parental advisory: Legends & Lore features stories that deal with some adult themes including violence, sex, magic, and religion that may not be appropriate for younger audiences. This tour also takes place in the dark and participants are expected to follow strict rules of behavior and conduct. For these reasons, the Animal Park has limited the age of participants to 14 years and older.
Winter in the Wild
Winter in the Wild
A seasonal twilight experience—complete with hot chocolate—Winter in the Wild is all about how our residents adapt to and cope with the cold months of winter! Learn how these species experience winter in the wild and what we do to ensure everyone stays happy, healthy, and warm.Select dates November through January.
Need to Know Before You Go
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.