Due to inclement weather and high snow amounts we are adjusting our open hours.

We are currently trying to shovel out the access to the animal areas, making sure we, and they, have access to their food and water. Along with our normal staff shortages we have those who cannot come in and help due to snow depths on the streets. Others are out sick – as this time of year and exposure dictates.

We will be closed Thursday December 1 & Friday December 2, 2022.

We anticipate being open on the weekend, weather and staffing permitting. As always the health and welfare of our staff and the animals come first – then guest services and access.

We will post on our Facebook page our Open and Closed days and hours.

Visiting During the Winter

We are open all year.  Seasonal weather and staffing require we modify our hours of operation and as a result allows us to bring back the unique experience of a private tour at the park without our general admission crowds.

Thursday thru Sunday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Open for General Admission &

  • reserved field trips,
  • and reserved private tours (small and large groups)
  • **Seniors FREE day has been moved to Thursdays**

Admission rates for the General Public **

  • $15 for Adults,
  • $10 for Children (5-12), (age 0-4, Free)
  • $12 for Students (13-18 & up to age 22 with student ID)
  • $12 for Senior Citizens (65+) Seniors are free on Thursdays

Currently tickets can be purchased at the gate – Will have a link for online purchase posted soon.


Best time to see the animals

With the days getting cooler and shorter, the animals are more visible throughout the day. The most active time of day is at our full Zoo Feeding time. We have a lot of tummies to nourish so we start at ~ 2:00 up to 3:00. This time is approximate depending on weather, our guest load, and staffing. Each day for us is a little different so exact times can be unpredictable.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Field Trips & Private Tours Only

Field Trips and Private Tours (small and large groups) available by reservation between 10:00 am -3:00 pm.  Reservations must be made in advance.   Call (509)238-4126 to schedule school field trips and large group tours.  Small private tours (up to 10 people) can reserve by phone or book on-line.

Special Events & Birthdays

Keep Cat Tales Wildlife Center in mind as a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate a special events and birthdays during our colder weather months.  And for all the educators out there remember Cat Tales Wildlife Center as an option for a winter field trip  – a fun way to beat the winter blues and see the animals in a new season, winter furs and playful attitudes that you don’t experience during a warmer weather visit.