Groups & Scouts
Since opening to the public in 2007, we have welcomed school and community groups to see and learn about the residents at the Conservators Center. Hundreds of groups have visited our facility and left amazed, educated, and excited about the exotic animals in our care, including
- schools of all kinds, including public, private, and home-school
- 4-H, FFA, camps, youth groups
- day care centers
- senior centers
- college groups and community groups
- church groups
This unique learning experience is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to the knowledge and interests of your group. Your personal guide will give you a unique look at the place our animals call home, and can answer questions across a broad range of topics. Field Trips and Group Tours typically last between 60 – 90 minutes.
Are you a scout or troop leader, camp director, mentor, or 4H volunteer? Are you looking for a way to integrate wildlife education and conservation into your program? We’d love to hear from you! The Center is always on the lookout for ways to expand our educational and community outreach programs.
Let's Make Some S'mores
For the young and the young at heart, every adventure to the Conservators Center is an experience they’ll never forget!
This unique learning experience is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to the knowledge and interests of your group. Your personal guide will give you a unique look at the place our animals call home, and can answer questions across a broad range of topics. Group tours typically last between one hour and one and a half hours.
Available Monday - Friday by reservation only
The Center’s Wild Overnight Experience accommodates varied ages and interests. Although every program may not be suitable for younger children, our educational team will work with you to cater a theme to your group’s interests. Each Wild Overnight can be catered to a variety of themes relating to the Center's residents and their care.
The Conservators Center has been fortunate to have developed relationships with several area Scout troops, and is looking to connect with even more. Whether you are a troop leader, a parent of a Scout, or a Scout yourself, there are many ways to get involved at the Conservators Center.
We are always interested in facilitating Eagle Scout and Gold Award projects and fraternity and sorority service projects. We also welcome work groups from churches or gyms or college organizations. The Center is constantly under construction as we strive to improve the habitats and enclosures for each of our animals and always has projects ready to tackle. Or you can propose your own project!
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. 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.