Winter evenings are an amazing time to visit the critters at the the Animal Park. As the weather grows cooler, our lions, tigers, and wolves don their beautiful, thick coats and are energized by the brisk temperatures. They become even more active as the sun sets, and call out to one another as the winter moon rises in the sky.
Join us in celebrating the season with our animal residents by coming on a Winter in the Wild tour at the Animal Park! You and other animal lovers will take an evening stroll through our paths with an experienced tour guide.
Winter in the Wild tours are an opportunity to see our animals at a time of day and a time of year when they are at their most animated. Our critters often show off their silly and playful personalities, and you’ll even meet our residents by a glow of bright lights that turns our conservancy into a wonderland of awe-inspiring sights and sounds!
Inclement Weather Policy
Due to the timing of evening tours, it can be difficult for our staff to make adjustments when the weather forecast shifts as the day goes on. To more accurately gauge the weather, our policy is to cancel tours by 11am on the morning of your tour if conditions look unfavorable. We appreciate your understanding that you will need to keep an eye on the forecast and may need to dress for unpredictable weather when you reserve space on a Winter in the Wild tour.
In the event of unsafe weather, we will contact you via the email you have provided. You can also check our website home page for information on any weather-related cancellations. In the event of cancellation, you can receive a refund for the entire amount of your ticket or transfer your reservation to an alternate day.
- Children under 3 are free,
but must have a ticket.
- Senior Citizens,
Military, Students, &
are eligible for discounted admission
with Valid ID
Family Winter in the Wild
The Family Winter in the Wild tour is formatted for all ages and lasts about 1 hours, depending on group participation.
Learn how these species experience winter in the wild and what we do to ensure everyone stays happy, healthy, and warm. You'll also enjoy the glitter of holiday lights decorating the park!
Adult Winter in the Wild
The Adult Winter in the Wild tours is formatted for ages 13 and up and lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on group participation.
Learn how these species experience winter in the wild and what we do to ensure everyone stays happy, healthy, and warm. You'll also enjoy the glitter of holiday lights decorating the park!.
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.