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 afternoon

1:00 – 3:00 PM

COST:

Adults: $12

Children (3-11): $5  

Children (2 and younger): Always free and do not require a ticket

WHAT TO EXPECT

During an afternoon visit to Catty Shack Ranch, you’ll be invited to park in the front lot and walk to our entrance. If you purchased tickets online, you do not need to print your tickets. When you enter, we will check your name against our list. If you have any problems buying tickets online or prefer to pay when you arrive, you may certainly do so. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a self-guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, coatimundis, and foxes. Most people take about 45 minutes, though you are invited to take as much time as you like as time allows. Volunteers or staff stationed in different areas can provide explanation or answer your questions. We also have a concession stand with an assortment of drinks and select food items available. Last admittance is at 3:00 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 held every Friday & Saturday

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

COST:

Adults: $45 (includes free t-shirt and free drink or snow cone)

Children (3-11): $25 (includes free drink or snow cone, does NOT include free t-shirt)

Children (2 and younger): Always free and do not require a ticket

WHAT TO EXPECT

During our Night Feeding events at Catty Shack Ranch, you are invited to park in the front lot. From your parking spot, you need only walk a short distance to our entrance to check in. Please purchase your tickets online. If we sell out, online tickets will be given priority for entry. At the register we will check your name against our list. You do not need to print the tickets. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a self-guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, coatimundis, and foxes. Tours begin at 6:00 PM. Walk through the sanctuary to meet all of our residents, and you are free to wander around as time allows. You are encouraged to ask questions of the volunteers and staff who are stationed in different areas of the sanctuary.

You’ll notice our lions and tigers are quite friendly until… IT’S FEEDING TIME! At 7:00 PM, our executive director, Curt LoGiudice, gives fascinating and fun facts about the species as well as the background and personal care of the animals themselves while guests follow along from habitat to habitat watching the big cats devour as much as 600 pounds of beef and chicken, bones and all. Make sure to visit the gift shop for your FREE T-shirt. Every Adult Package ticket holder gets a free shirt, plus every ticket (adult and child) gets a FREE drink or snow cone from our concession stand. And don’t forget to ask how you can “adopt” one of our animals to stay informed and part of our family all year long!

The facility is mostly packed dirt or grass, accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Bring your camera and take as many pictures as you like! And don’t forget to tag us #cattyshack

IMPORTANT: In this stage of COVID-19, we are only selling Package Tickets to Night Feedings. This allows us to keep the number of guests down to a safe level while still giving our community a fair price to visit the animals you have embraced as your own. All while providing the necessary resources for food and health care we relied so heavily on our Night Feeding tickets sales to fund. Each ADULT ticket includes the night feeding, a free T-shirt, and a free drink or snow cone. Each CHILD ticket includes a free drink or snow cone. Masks are optional, but not required at our outdoor facility. We ask that if anyone in your party is not feeling well, do not come. We are all in this together. Thank you for your continued support.

ENRICHMENT TOUR

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HOURS OF OPERATION:

Enrichment Tours are held every Sunday

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

Enrichments begin at 2:00 PM

COST:

Adults: $12

Children (3-11): $5 

Children (2 and younger): Always free and do not require a ticket

WHAT TO EXPECT

Enrichment is an important part of animal care. It is made up of the many ways in which keepers provide captive 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, you do not need to print your tickets. We will check you off our list when you arrive. If you have any problems buying tickets online or prefer to pay when you arrive, you may certainly do so. Your visit will start with an introductory video that explains a little about us and our history. Then you will go on a self-guided walking tour with the opportunity to see our resident animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, coatimundis, and foxes. Most people take about 45 minutes, though you are invited to take as much time as you like as time allows. Volunteers or staff stationed in different areas can provide explanation or answer your questions. We also have a concession stand with an assortment of drinks and select food items available. We begin handing out enrichments at 2:00 PM and your guide or the person at the front register can tell you where they will begin. Last admittance is at 3:00 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!!