Field Trips

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 ($170.80 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