Self-guided Safaris

Join us during these "Open Park Days" at the Animal Park!

Looking for something wildly fun AND flexible for your family? Our new Self-guided Safaris are the PERFECT way to enjoy the Animal Park without the confines of our familiar, guided tours. Scroll down to see upcoming dates!

Sullivan CoyoteOur Visitor’s Services building serves as the hub for all the activities at the Park and is where your Self-guided Safari will begin! Check in with one of our friendly staff members before heading straight into the park to visit with our Residents. Afterwards, enjoy our picnic space if you’d like to pack a fun picnic! We are looking to offer concessions in the near future.

These Self-guided Safaris are a great way for you and your family to enjoy the Park at your own leisure. We have created fun packets for kids to use to become Animal Park explorers! this means visiting the various stations within the Park and learning all about the species we are home to. Guests can also enjoy our newly cleared out walking trails near our Visitors Services building. Self-guided Safari Days offer the ability for you, your family, or your group to walk the Park freely at your own pace and the best part? Both of these options require NO reservations!

Make sure to follow along as we continue to roll out more Self-guided Safaris—the perfect way to spend the day!


Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and our COVID-19 Response & Mitigation Policy at the Animal Park, all guests are required to wear a mask or face-shield while on site (ages 5 and older) and should socially distance from groups they did not arrive with. Please read more about our response to the Pandemic here.

2022 Self Guided Safaris

Join us for our 2022 Self-guided Safari Days!

This is a great way to spend time with your family and learn all about our animals!


Fee: $16/adults, $14/children ages 4+
Ages 3 and younger always enjoy free admission to the Park

Date: Saturday, 12 February 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Sunday, 13 February 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Saturday, 26 February 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Sunday, 13 March 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Saturday, 26 March 2022
Time: 11AM – 3PM

Date: Saturday, 2 April 2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Saturday, 16 April 2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022
Time: 10AM – 2PM

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.