Although reservations are not required, we highly suggest purchasing tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line.

DAY TOURS

Please check ticketing page for exact dates here

Hours of Operation

Daytime Tours are every Thursday

1:00 – 4:00 PM, Last Admittance at 3:15 PM

Cost

Adults: $10

Children $5 (3-11) 

2 & Under Always Free

WHAT TO EXPECT

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uring an afternoon visit at Catty Shack Ranch, you’ll be invited to park in the front lot and walk to our entrance. If you purchased tickets online, we will check your name against our list. You do not need to print the tickets if bought online If not, no problem, you can pay when you arrive. We stop selling tickets online an hour before the event but, you can always purchase tickets at the gate. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Tours begin at 1:00 PM and leave approximately every 30 minutes. Tours last about 45 minutes and you are encouraged to ask questions of the guide as he or she tells you about the animals. Following your tour, you are free to wander on your own as time allows and revisit the animals. We also have a concession stand with an assortment of drinks and select food items available. The last tour leaves at 3:00 PM and we close the entrance gate at 3:15 PM. The facility is mostly packed dirt or grass, accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like!!

NIGHT FEEDING

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Hours of Operation

Night Feedings are every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

6:00 – 8:30 PM, Last Admittance at 7:15 PM

Cost

Adults: $15

Children $10 (3-11) 

2 & Under Always Free

WHAT TO EXPECT

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uring an evening visit at Catty Shack Ranch, you’ll be guided where to park by one of our volunteers. From your parking spot, you need only walk a short distance to our entrance to check in. If you purchased tickets online, we will check your name against our list.  You do not need to print the tickets if bought online. If not, no problem, you can pay when you arrive.  We stop selling tickets online an hour before the event, but you can always purchase them at the gate. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Tours begin at 6:00 PM and leave approximately every 20 minutes. Tours last about 45 minutes and you are encouraged to ask questions of the guide as he or she tells you about the animals.

Following your tour, you can wander around and revisit the animals, head to our entrance area and get something to eat or drink from our concession stand, or sit and relax on any of our benches and watch the animals enjoy their evening. The last tour leaves at 7:00 PM and we close the entrance gate at 7:15 PM. At 7:30 PM you get to watch us feed the animals! You’ll watch as we hand out as much as 600 pounds of meat, but you will hear the excitement too. The smaller animals – lynx, foxes, and coatimundis – are fed earlier in the day and not part of the public night feeding. The facility is mostly packed dirt or grass, accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like!!

ENRICHMENT TOUR

Please check ticketing page for exact dates here

Hours of Operation

Enrichment Tours are offered 1-2 Sundays per month

1:00 – 4:00 PM, Last Admittance at 3:15 PM

Cost

Adults: $10

Children $5 (3-11) 

2 & Under Always Free

WHAT TO EXPECT

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nrichment is an important part of animal care. It is made up of the many ways in which keepers provide zoo animals with opportunities to do something with their time, giving the animal mental stimulation and physical exercise. Enrichment also gives animals choices and some control over their environment. “Enrichment programs are carefully planned and science-based, just as nutrition or preventive health care programs are created following rigorous scientific study of animals in the wild and captivity. Interviewed by Jordan Carlton Schaul with the San Diego Zoo’s Animal Enrichment Expert – Dr. Lance Miller

During an afternoon visit for an enrichment tour at Catty Shack Ranch, you’ll be invited to park in the front lot and walk to our entrance.  If you purchased tickets online, we will check your name against our list. You do not need to print the tickets if you bought them online. If not, no problem, you can pay when you arrive. We stop selling tickets an hour before the event starts but, you can always buy them at the gate. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history.  Then you will go on a guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, which includes tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes.  Tours begin at 1:00 PM and leave approximately every 30 minutes until 2:00 PM.  Tours last about 45 minutes and you are encouraged to ask questions of the guide as he or she tells you about the animals.  Following your tour, you can wander around and revisit the animals, head to our entrance area and get something to eat or drink from our concession stand, or sit and relax on any of our benches and watch the animals in the sun (hopefully).  We begin enrichment at 2:30 PM and your guide or the person at the register can tell you where they will begin.  The last tour leaves following the completion of enrichment and we close the entrance gate at 3:15 PM.  The facility is mostly packed dirt or grass accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like!!