Groups and Parties

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.

Pre-schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.


All persons with group must pay admission.

Per Person
Admissions and Safari Tour
Per Person

Both options include Zoo Exhibits, Petting Zoo, Reptile Building, and J.R. Tobias Museum & Education Center.

Children 2 & under are always free.

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

Additional package deals can be found here.


The park is open to groups during regular days and hours as listed in Park Hours.  For your convenience during the month of May, we open our gates earlier at 9:00 A.M. for pre-scheduled 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 2019 hours.


(717) 362-9126

You must call the park office to schedule your group. We encourage the purchase of Pre-Paid Passes for many of our groups and ask that you request more information from our park office.  All groups arriving in cars must purchase Pre-Paid Passes.  Otherwise, you will be charged full rate at the gate along with the general public.  Groups arriving in a bus can pay upon arrival.  We ask that you assign one person to be responsible for the total payment of the group.

Family Reunions and Birthday Parties

We understand that it can be hard to get a headcount and pay ahead for an event with family and friends. However, it is still possible to receive a partial group discount. Before visiting, please call the number above to schedule a group as normal. You can then instruct members of your group to only purchase the cheaper, Walk-About, admission when they enter the park. Once all visitors have arrived you may purchase your safari tickets as a group at the Safari Station and receive a discount of $2/safari ticket. You must still have 20 or more group members to receive the discount.

For groups of this size we also offer table reservations so that you can set up decorations and games all day long.

Additionally children 12 & under who schedule their birthday at the park will receive a birthday sticker and a $5 Gift Shop Voucher.