Our season began on May 6, 2023 and will run until October 29th, depending on the weather.
We offer guests two ways to experience the sanctuary. If you are a first-time visitor, we highly suggest you book one of our educational and informative tours. Tour guides will regale guests with stories of individual animals, provide educational tidbits on each species and entertaining anecdotes.
Returning guests, longtime supporters, and individuals who want to experience the sanctuary at their own pace can visit during general visitation. Both tours and general visitation are available Thursdays – Sundays.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Staff-Guided tours are at 10:00 am and Noon, with General Visitation on Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00pm.
Sundays only, our Staff-Guided tour is at 10 am, General Visitation from 12:00 – 3:00 pm, and we offer an Enrichment Feeding tour from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. The final day for this Enrichment Tour will be October 1st. After which, we will resume with Staff-Guided Tours at 10:00 am and Noon, with General Visitation from 1:00-4:00pm.
Not only can you wander our paved trails, but we offer a variety of educational programs throughout the year to enhance people’s knowledge of exotic and endangered species. Animals do not receive enrichment or food to make them more visible for the benefit of visitors. Black Pine is a true animal sanctuary with only the best interest of the animals in mind. Animals will have the option to be indoors, outdoors, visible, or hidden. Black Pine is not a zoo as reflected in our mission.