Things to Do in Central PA


Families have plenty of attractions from which to choose in the central Pennsylvania area—but for an unforgettable wildlife adventure, there’s no better place than Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. At Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, numerous special attractions take place throughout the season, so there’s always something fun to do when you’re with us!

Special Events

With animals from six continents, the sights and sounds of the jungles and grasslands await you at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. The adventures come into full swing May 1st as the park opens to the general public on weekdays Noon-6 PM and weekends 9:30 AM- 7:00 PM. After Memorial Day we open daily at 9:30 AM.

Families are invited to take a safari tour, enjoy the zoo exhibits, or be enlightened by wildlife presentations and educational shows happening in the park at various times. Our engaging programs teach park guests about the animals in our care, and many encourage audience participation and interaction with the animals—including touching creatures such as baby kangaroos, large bison, or exotic snakes and alligators!

The park plans many recurring annual events that families will want to add to their calendars every season. A variety of events include a park-wide Scavenger Hunt for kids of all ages, Wild Days Weekend, and special holiday celebrations such as Founder’s day, Boo at the Zoo, and Pioneer Festival. Activities for kids during some special events include free pony rides, photo opportunities with baby zoo animals, free face painting, and prize giveaways. For more information on upcoming events, check our calendar.

Our Zoo Attractions

In addition to our calendar events, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park hosts a number of daily events to make any visit spectacular.

One of the main attractions at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is the Open Air Safari. Board the bus with the entire family for an exciting excursion that includes visiting more than 150 acres of parkland! Visitors will see bison, elk, European deer, Asian deer, and more in an interactive ride that takes about one hour. Kids will be thrilled when animals actually approach the bus to say “hello!”

Guests are also encouraged to stop by at feeding time so the kids can see crew members giving the alligators their dinner. Sundays at 4 p.m. is the approximate time the gators receive their feeding, but this may vary depending on weather, their appetite and schedule.

For more information on any of our park events, view our calendar or contact us with questions.