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.
Twilight Tour Information
The very popular twilight tours run from April through October on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Twilight Tours are for adult only (guests 18 years of age and older.) Tour tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. We recommend getting your tickets early as these tours sell out every weekend. Twilight tours are a more intimate experience to meet our animals. During these tours, the Twilight tour guests are the only visitors in the sanctuary. The work of the day is done, and the guests have the sanctuary all to themselves. Enjoy a quiet evening with the cats and you might just be lucky enough to be serenaded by the lions! After all, they are still wild animals! As with all of our tours, we can never guarantee what the cats will do, but it’s hard to have a bad evening with animals. Your twilight tour will last for about 1 ½ hours. Please arrive around 15 minutes early. Our trained volunteer tour guides will walk you through the animal sanctuary. You will learn about the different species living at Carolina Tiger Rescue and the problems they face in the wild, as well as the challenges they face in captivity. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos, but you will not have any physical contact with the animals.
Twilight Tour Times
and Sunday evenings.
Times vary as twilight changes. Please note the start time when purchasing tickets.
Twilight Tour Prices
Adult Tickets Only
(18 years of age and older)
$28 plus taxes and service fees
Twilight Tours are back through October! Click below for tickets.
Things you need to know before you visit…
If a minor child is not coming with their parent, a Combined Minor Release Form must be filled out by their parent and brought in at the time of your tour.
What about the Weather?
All tours go out rain or shine. In the event of an extreme weather event, Carolina Tiger Rescue will contact guests if we need to cancel.
Can I take pictures?
Photos may be taken during your tour after a visitor release has been signed.
Is the sanctuary accessible to those with disabilities?
The Education Center is wheelchair accessible. However, the gravel and grass paths may not be as wheelchair friendly. If you have accessibility issues, please call 919-542-4684 to make arrangements.
How do I get to the sanctuary?
GPS may not provide accurate directions to our location. We recommend using the directions from our website to ensure you get here successfully.
Can I bring my pet to the sanctuary?
We do not allow outside animals anywhere on the property. Please leave your pets at home.