With the holiday break coming up, many families are looking for fun, affordable and safe things to do. While options may seem a bit limited this year, we’re proud to provide the community a fun, educational, and family-friendly option. 

Here are a few of the reasons you’ll want to pack up the entire gang and head on over during your holiday vacation. 

All-ages holiday activity: If you have kids on break from school, you are probably looking for something fun to do. If you have family visiting for the holidays, you might need an entertaining activity for your guests. Luckily, a trip to our park is the perfect family outing. Kids of all ages love visiting the animals, and there is something for everyone, from a relaxing drive-through area to a walk-through park and play area.

Easy outing to schedule: While many places slow down for the holidays, we’re open every day except for Christmas! This makes it easy to plan your trip, especially if you’re hosting any family holiday gatherings. We open at 9 and the last car is admitted at 4, so you have all day to enjoy the adventure.

Fun holiday events to participate in: Visitors through December 24th can participate in our Christmas Animal Enrichment Drive. This allows you to spread a little extra holiday cheer by giving presents to our animals’ friends! You can visit the Wishing Tree in the gift shop and make an animal’s holiday bright!

Safe outing for groups: It’s easy to practice social distancing during your visit, making our park a great destination for your family. You can drive through in the comfort of your own car, further limiting your exposure to others.

Affordable family activity: Your admission gives you access to the drive-through safari, the walk-through adventure zoo, the playscape and includes parking. This makes your trip an affordable outing for the entire gang! Additionally, online tickets include a discount, and we have veterans, active military, and first responder’s discounts as well!

You’ve got to see our Wishing Tree:  We have a special tree in the gift shop that has ornaments that list Christmas enrichment items for animals in the park. All you have to do is select an ornament, make sure the item listed is something you can provide, and take the ornament home with you for your own tree. These commemorative ornaments feature a photo of your animal to accompany their Christmas wish.  

Next, you return the gift mentioned on the ornament to the park, or through the mail. Please note, admission to the park is not required to drop off your items. Learn more about the Wishing Tree and donation process here. 

Of course, you can participate in our Christmas Animal Enrichment Drive online too. Just visit our online wish list but don’t delay, you have until January 1 to make an animal’s holiday wishes come true by sending your gifts!


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