Groups and Parties

COVID-19 Update

For 2021 season group rate is only applicable to park admissions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, group tours in our safari buses have been suspended at this time and we are now offering drive thru tours in your own vehicle.  The Drive-thru Safari is a separate attraction that cannot accommodate vehicles larger than 15 passenger vans.

Group Rates and Information

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park welcomes groups to a world of animals and an adventurous education. Many schools, recreational clubs, scout troops and businesses have discovered the value of our park as a destination for class trips, club outings and company picnics.  We accept groups everyday the park is open and also Thursdays and Fridays in September and October. May, September and October are ideal months to schedule your group’s visit!


In order to receive the group rate your group must:

Have a minimum of 20 people ages 3-Adult (children 2 and younger are free and should not be included in the group’s count).

Groups must pre-schedule at least 2 weeks in advance to receive the group rate of $13/person.

Groups scheduling less than one week in advance will pay the regular admission rate of $8/ person(Safari is NOT included). 

However, group rate safari tickets of 20 or more($6/person) may be purchased by the group leader at the safari station.


All persons with group must pay admission.

Pre-Paid Admissions
Per Person
Admissions at Gate
$8 Per Person
Safari Paid at Safari Station
$6 Per Person Safari Tour
Admissions and Safari Tour
Per Person

Both Admission Only and Admission plus Safari Tour passes include Zoo Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Reptile Exhibits and Show, and J.R. Tobias Museum & Education Center.

Children 2 & under are always free.

We accept cash, company checks, and credit card. Personal checks are not accepted.


The park is open to groups during regular days and hours as listed in Park Hours.  For the convenience of groups during the month of May, we open our gates earlier at 9:00 A.M. for prescheduled groups. We also offer group visits on Thursdays and Fridays in September and October from 9:00 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Click here to view our 2021 hours.


(717) 362-9126

 We encourage the purchase of prepaid passes for many of our groups and ask that you call the park office for more information.  All groups arriving in cars must purchase prepaid passes or will be charged the full rate at the gate.  Groups arriving in a bus can pay upon arrival or prepay through the park office.

Family Reunions and Birthday Parties

We understand that it may be difficult to get an exact headcount and prepay for an event with family and friends. If you do not wish to purchase one of our package deals, members of your party can pay the full admission rate at the gate (this is also our policy for Family Reunions).  Once all visitors have arrived, a designated person in your group may purchase your safari tickets at the Safari Station at the group rate of $6/ ticket if you purchase 20 or more tickets.

If you are hosting an event at the park, please call the park office if you wish to make table reservations.

Additionally children 12 & under who schedule their birthday party at the park will receive a birthday badge and a $5 Gift Shop Voucher with the purchase of 20 or more prepaid passes.