BIG CAT HABITAT

COVID 19 Announcement:

Big Cat Habitat has been inundated with calls and messages, asking if we are still open.  We are closed, until further notice.

Now that kids are home from school, and many parents are home from work, families are looking for safe, recreational activities and places to go.  However, we must all do our part to slow the spread of this virus.

We’ve been wrestling with the many responsibilities and considerations of operating an outdoor facility, while keeping the animals, staff, and guests safe.  If it is determined that it’s safe to do so, we may begin to operate under a strict, reservations-only policy, to limit the number of people allowed on the grounds, in order to practice safe social distancing.

In these historic times, the entire world, and our nation, are now operating under a different reality than we’ve ever faced.  Expect the situation to change daily, and please check here for updates. Thank you for your understanding. We wish you and your families abundant health and safety.

On Behalf of The Animals
The Rosaire Family and the Staff Of The Big Cat Habitat

BUY TICKETS HERE

1 Select Showtime
2 Select your Tickets
3 Payment Details
4 Print Tickets
Ticket Type
Price
Qty.
MEMBERSHIP | LONE LIGER $65$65.00
MEMBERSHIP | LONE LIGER $65
Unlimited free visits to BCH for the cardholder for one year.
10% discount at our Gift Shop.
Discounted tickets for select special events.
MEMBERSHIP | TWIN TIGER $90$90.00
MEMBERSHIP | TWIN TIGER $90
Unlimited free visits to BCH for the cardholder and one guest for one year.
10% discount at our Gift Shop.
5% OFF on venue rentals.
Discounted tickets for select special events.
MEMBERSHIP | LIONS PRIDE $150$150.00
MEMBERSHIP | LIONS PRIDE $150
Unlimited free visits to BCH for the cardholder and three guests for one year.
10% discount at our Gift Shop.
10% OFF on venue rentals.
Discounted tickets for select special events.

Tickets may also be purchased at the gate

HOURS OF OPERATION

Days Of Operation Opens Closes
Wednesday through Sunday 12pm 4pm

WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

DEMONSTRATIONS

 Reptile Review  Wild Animal Encounters
1pm 2pm

Animal demonstrations are free and are subject to change*

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Yoga With Tigers 
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Time: 8:45am-10:15am

Purchase Tickets
What are the age ranges for Children?2018-04-06T20:45:04-04:00

Children under 2 are free and do not need a ticket. Ages 2 through 12 may enter with a child’s ticket. Those 13 and above will require an Adult ticket.

How will I receive tickets purchased online?2018-04-06T20:43:04-04:00

At the conclusion of your transaction, you will be redirected to a page that that will contain links to download the tickets you’ve purchased. You will also receive an email with a link to the download page.

If you are not able to download your tickets, you can show a receipt or give your name at the gate. We are able to look up your transaction and verify your purchase at that time.

If you are unable to locate your tickets and need further help, contact us through Live Chat or by Calling the Ticketing Help Line (941) 870-7444 and a Straw House Ticketing Rep. will be happy to help you.

FYI: in many cases, users have made errors in typing in their email addresses. This would result in the email’s not being delivered. If you do not see an email after purchasing your tickets, check your spam folder. Often times, particularly with Yahoo and AOL, emails of this type are rejected and sent to spam.

Do I have to print my tickets?2018-04-06T20:33:07-04:00

You do not have to print your tickets. You may show them on a mobile device.

Do I have to reserve online? Can I purchase tickets at the gate?2018-04-06T20:30:31-04:00

When you buy your tickets online, you will avoid standing in any lines to buy tickets. However, you can purchase your tickets at the gate when you arrive.

Is the facility wheelchair/handicapped accessible?2018-04-06T20:28:51-04:00

Yes

Can guests interact with the big cats?2018-04-06T20:28:28-04:00

Guests are not allowed to interact with the big cats.

Is there food/snacks available?2018-04-06T20:27:32-04:00

Yes! Enjoy great food at the Safari Snack Bar.

Are there restrooms?2018-05-11T20:40:11-04:00

Yes, we have restrooms on site.

SERVICE ANIMALS

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s requirements on service animals, fully trained service dogs are welcome. It is our intent for all guests to safely enjoy the Habitat’s experience while being responsible stewards of the rare animals in our care including rules set by the USDA Animal Welfare Act. Because of this, we have some considerations where the presence of service dogs posses a safety threat to our staff and the animals. We recognize that these guide dogs are highly trained and reliable. These considerations are based on exotic animals’ reactions, not the guide dog’s actions or response.

Please NOTE: Certain areas of the Park may not be accessible to those with Service Animals.

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GETTING HERE

From the north:
I-75 to Fruitville exit 210. East (left) to right at first light on Coburn. Go to the end. Left on Palmer Blvd. Short distance to green sign on left.

From the south:
I-75 to Bee Ridge exit 207. Left ramp to first right on Cattlemen. 2 miles to right on Palmer Blvd. One mile on left to green sign at the entrance.

2020-03-17T18:14:59-04:00