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 $5 (3-11) 

2 & Under Always Free

WHAT TO EXPECT

During 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 – VIP TIX ONLY – LIMIT 50 PEOPLE

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HOURS OF OPERATION:

Night Feedings are every Friday & Saturday

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

COST:

VIP Tickets $45 Includes self-guided tour, FREE drink and FREE T-shirt.

WHAT TO EXPECT

During our VIP Night Feeding events 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. Tickets for NIGHT FEEDINGS ONLY must be purchased online, and we will check your name against our list.  You do not need to print the tickets.  We stop selling tickets online an hour before the event. 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, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Tours begin at 6:00 PM. Tours last about 45 minutes and you are encouraged to ask questions of the volunteers and staff as he or she tells you about the animals.

You’ll notice our lions and tigers are quite friendly until… IT’S FEEDING TIME! At 7 p.m., 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 roam with him from cage to cage watching the big cats devour 600 pounds of beef and chicken, bone and all. Stick around after and ask him questions or head to the gift shop for your FREE T-shirt. Every Adult VIP ticket holder gets one, plus every adult and child gets a FREE drink or sno-cone. And don’t forget to ask how you can “adopt” one of our animals to stay informed and a 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: During COVID-19, we are only selling VIP Packages 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, and provides 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. Child ticket includes a free drink or sno-cone. Masks are encouraged, but not required at our outdoor park. We ask that each group maintain a safe distance from each other, and 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 offered 1-2 Sundays per month

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

COST:

Adults: $12

Children $5 (3-11) 

2 & Under Always Free

WHAT TO EXPECT

Enrichment 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!!