Looking for a wild experience for your class? Our educational field trips aren’t “Just the facts, ma’am.” Our trained volunteer tour guides will present the facts in an age appropriate and fun loving manner. If your class is very lucky, one of our tigers might just spray you! This is a walking tour along a gravel path, lasting around 1 ½ hours. You will be introduced to lions, tigers, and other exotic species of carnivores. Your group will be as close as 3 feet from the enclosures (plenty close enough to appreciate the size of the animals’ claws and teeth!) You will learn Carolina Tiger Rescue’s history, species information, and the personal story of each animal you meet.

Things to Know

Field trips may be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays throughout the year, and we can only accommodate 100 people in a single day.   This number includes students, chaperones, and teachers. Groups larger than 100 people will need to schedule field trips for multiple days.

In order to accommodate your preferred dates, please plan your field trip at least 2 months in advance.  Summer field trips tend to book up by the end of April and Fall field trips book up by the end of August.

Please note that for ALL field trips, the minimum payment of $160 ($171.20 with tax) is due at the time of the reservation to secure your spot. The rest of the payment is due at the time of the field trip.

Field Trip Prices

K-12 School Affiliated and Homeschool Groups

$160 minimum for up to 20 students; additional students are $8 each. Parent Chaperones are $10. Children of all ages are charged. Faculty are free. Price is before sales tax.


$210 minimum for up to 15 people; additional people are $14 each. Faculty are free. Price is before sales tax.

Non-School Affiliated Groups

$160 minimum for up to 16 people; additional people are $10 each. Everyone is charged. Price is before sales tax. Faculty is free. The minimum payment is due at the time of the reservation.

The following information will be needed when filling out the field trip request form.  

  • 3-4 possible dates
  • Name and address of your group/school
  • Phone number for contact person
  • Number of students, parent chaperones, and teachers that plan to attend
  • The time you would like your tour to begin (keep in mind, this is not the time you will be arriving at Carolina Tiger, but the time you would like for your tour to begin)

If you have any questions about our field trips, contact our education director, Katie Cannon.  

Are you ready to request a field trip? Please fill out the form below. 

Field Trips to Go!

Can’t make it to us? Carolina Tiger Rescue can come to you.
Please check out our Field Trips to Go page for more information!

Once your field trip is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your field trip and the minor child release form. In order to ensure that you have a wonderful field trip, we have put together some tips for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Katie.

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-4684
(919) 542-4454

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary. 

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching “kids” of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our “Kid for a Day” Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Keeper Stripes

Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual Volunteering

Group volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

Donate to Carolina Tiger Rescue


Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!