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

We are managing our pathways for the safety of our guests while giving our attention to the animals. We will keep our open hours updated as we have the conditions and staffing for staying open. Thank you for your patience!

Please drive safely! For current conditions we have posted on Facebook

  • We recommend you call ahead / check our Facebook page / website for updates.
  • Know that our animals are being cared for with all of their special needs including nutritious food, heated water, dry bedding, love and kindness.
  • Animal care is always our priority and safe staff access is the focus of our attention at this time.
  • Providing access for a good guest experience is next.

If you have a Membership or Admission Passes that have expired in December or January, we will honor them until March 31, 2023.

Visiting During the Winter

Open for General Admission &

  • reserved field trips,
  • and reserved private tours (small and large groups) 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.

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 or Online Ticket Purchase

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.