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How much is parking at Big Cat Habitat?

Parking is free.

Is the park wheelchair accessible? Do you offer wheelchair rentals?

The park is wheelchair accessible, and we offer FREE rentals to guests needing a wheelchair. We have limited wheelchairs available and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Guests renting wheelchairs must provide a photo ID which you can retrieve when you return the wheelchair on your way out of the park.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes. We do have restrooms. We also have a wheelchair-accessible restroom and a baby changing station.

Are pets allowed at the park?

No. Pets, comfort animals, and emotional support animals are not permitted at Big Cat Habitat. Because we house rare and endangered species, we take their safety into high consideration, state and federal regulations for such facilities do not allow for the access of pets, comfort animals, or emotional support animals accompanying guests to these facilities.

Can I bring in my food/drinks?

No outside food/drinks are permitted inside the facility, except for water bottles and necessary baby food.

Is there a guest code of conduct?

Yes. All visitors to Big Cat Habitat are expected to always conduct themselves appropriately while on the premises. Any behavior that authorized Big Cat Habitat (BCH) personnel deems to be unlawful, disruptive, or objectionable to other visitors or employees, or potentially or actually damaging to the animals, plants, or property of BCH or other persons, shall be cause for refusal or revocation of admission or continued presence at the Big Cat Habitat. BCH adheres to all applicable local, state, and federal laws, which will be strictly enforced through its authorized personnel.

Are drones allowed at Big Cat Habitat?

No. Drones are not permitted on or above Big Cat Habitat at any time.

Can guests interact with big cats?

No. Guests are not allowed to interact with big cats.

Do I have to buy my ticket for a specific date?

No. Tickets are valid for one entrance any day for one year from the date of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased. No reservation is required. Tickets cannot be combined with any discount, offer, or promotion.

What are the admission prices for Big Cat Habitat?

Adult Admission (13yrs+): $25
Children (3yrs-12yrs): $10
Children 2yrs & Under FREE
Active Military & Veterans (With ID): FREE

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes! We offer FREE admission for all United States Active Duty & Veterans EVERY day of the year. Must provide valid identification showing proof. The discount is not valid for special ticketed events or programs.

Do you offer a senior discount?

No. We are not currently offering a senior discount.

Do you offer a student discount?

Do tickets have expiration dates?

Yes! Purchased admission tickets are valid through the date printed on the ticket. Complimentary admission tickets (including member Guest Passes) are valid through the date printed on the ticket and may include block-out dates, also printed on the ticket. No extensions or waivers are permitted.

How can I request a Big Cat Habitat ticket donation?

Big Cat Habitat supports other nonprofit organizations in Sarasota County and surrounding areas by providing charitable contributions to eligible organizations. For more information or to request a ticket donation, please call our office (941)371-6377 or email us at info@bigcathabitat.org.

Are there volunteer opportunities at Big Cat Habitat?

Yes! Please visit our volunteer page for more information and to access our downloadable volunteer application.

I am a member of the press/media. Who can I contact?

Media are asked to contact (941)371-6377 or info@bigcathabitat.org for assistance.

Is it possible to purchase Big Cat Habitat merchandise online?

Does Big Cat Habitat sell gift cards?

Yes. Big Cat Habitat gift cards make the perfect gift! Gift cards are valid for admission packages, private tours, encounters, memberships, and more. Best of all, they never expire!

  • You have several options to purchase Gift Cards: you can call our office at (941)371-6377 or purchase them at our ticket office.
  • Lost or stolen Gift Cards cannot be replaced. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for online purchases at this time.

Do I need to make a reservation to visit Big Cat Habitat?

No. Tickets are valid for one entrance any day for one year from the date of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased. No reservation is required. Tickets cannot be combined with any discount, offer, or promotion.

Reservations are required for private encounters and tours.