Download the Official 2018 TreeToss Poster

Want a wild start to your new year?

When you’re facing the after-holiday blues after packing up the decorations and taking down the tree, never fear. Come celebrate the new year in a thrilling, unique way at our annual Tree Toss event.

Tree Toss is a much-anticipated event that has become a tradition for our wild family. Each year, the friendly folks at Cranberry Tree Farm donate their unsold trees to the Center, and we give them to our animals as a special form of holiday enrichment. They love the strong scent of the pine and scratchy textures! If you’ve never seen wild animals receiving holiday trees, presents, and toys, don’t miss this chance.  We want to share this tradition with you. Come join the fun!

Observe Our Animals At Your Own Pace

Because Tree Toss is a self-guided walkabout event, you can spend as much time as you want admiring the residents you find the most fascinating. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the grounds to tell you about our animals and answer your questions.

You can also take a break to enjoy our favorite food truck, Porchetta, and adult beverages by Mystery Brewing and Iron Gate Vineyards.


Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
If there is inclement weather, you will be notified and the event will move to the rain date.
January 6 Tree Toss: January 13
January 20 Tree Toss: January 27

Countdown to TreeToss









Event Schedule

11:30 am - Check in opens, Arthur’s Workshop opens for pre-event toymaking and Vendors open
1:00 pm - Animal Park opens
3:30 pm - Farewell Roar, Animal park closes,
4:00 pm - Event Ends and Vendors close

Make A Toy For A Critter!

We offer our residents more than just trees at this event—and you can help create these special gifts! Come early and join us for the crafty fun. No special skills are required, and we provide all the materials. All ages are welcome to participate! You can even spend some time at home creating papier mache toys for our critters to enjoy on the day of Tree Toss! Click here to learn how. (Please note that these toys will need to be donated ahead of time on designated drop-off days, as explained in the video.)

Learn From Our Keepers and Experienced Animal Handlers

Throughout the event, our keepers will be giving keeper talks and target training demonstrations, and our experienced animal handlers will offer demonstrations of how we socialize, interact with, and enrich the lives of our animal residents.





$26per person

On Sale November 1st!

  • Military, Students, and
    First Responders are eligible for
    discount with Valid ID

Under 12

$20per child

On Sale November 1st!


    $100per person

    On Sale November 1st!

    • Ages 18+ Only
    • 1 hour per pass
    • 1 per Person
    • Not Eligible For Discounted Pricing
      Limited Availability

    Accessibility, Safety, and Pets

    The Conservators Center's park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. For this event, if you have accessibility needs, please call us at 336-421-0885 to make arrangements ahead of time. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.

    If you are planning to visit the Center, please take a moment to review our park information and tour waiver. If you'd like, you can also print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to arrival. Waivers and release forms will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.

    For safety reasons, the Conservators Center does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Center will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.