Visitor Program Options

General Visitation is the closest thing to “walk-in visitation” that we offer. If you want to know when we are open, look for the hours associated with General Visitation. Click for more details.

Staff-Guided AM & PM Tours are offered throughout the year, most frequently from May through October, up to twice a day during summer. Click for more details.

Staff-Guided Feeding Tours feature keepers feeding many of the resident carnivores and other large mammals are offered routinely on weekends only during the summer season. Click for more details.

Behind-the-Scenes (Private) Tours offered most frequently when schools are not in session, and select weekdays during summer. Click for more details.

Tadpole Tours for visiting with your “tadpoles” (infants and toddlers), select mornings, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Click for more details.

Senior Strolls offer the opportunity to enjoy exploring the sanctuary at a more leisurely pace on select dates when the animals are active and easier to see without the crowds. Click for more details.

Enrichment Workshop  – make animal enrichment items for Black Pine’s residents! Click for more details.

Carnivore Keeper Experience – adults only may join our keepers and help feed and enrich the carnivores! Click for more details.

Field Trips for public schools, pre-schools, and other institutions are offered on select weekdays from late April through May, and in September and October. Homeschool groups will also find programs exclusively designed for them offered in late August and September. Our deepest discounts apply to field trips, with prices ranging from $4 to $8 per person. Registration and a formal confirmation are required for these tours by appointment. Click here to get started.

Group Tours are offered during summer and fall for groups of 20 or more. Group discounts apply when you register for a group tour. Click here to check availability and/or to register. Call 260-636-7383 to discuss additional options if you do not see a program scheduled when you wish to visit.

Corporate Events
NEW in 2017! Black Pine is available for corporate gatherings, by appointment, most Fridays from late August through September for groups of adults numbering from 50 to 200. Planning can be customized to fit your needs! Click here to learn more. Dates as scheduled at our Options by Date calendar. Rates will be negotiated and discounts apply.

Special Events
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