Cat House

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Red Light Tours - November 10 2018, January 5 2019


EFBC will be hosting After Hours Red Light Tours, a special opportunity for guests to visit the center and enjoy guided tours of its exhibit area felines under the cover of twilight or darkness. First tour at 4:30 pm (sunset is 4:50 on 11/20, 4:55 on 1/5, first several tours will NOT be fully dark) and the last tour departs at 6:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance through EventBrite. $15 per person per tour, after dark tours not recommended for children under 5 - you must stay with a tour group in the dark for 45 minutes. No outside light sources please, such as lighted shoes or flashlights - our tour guides will use red lights to show you the cats. No flash photography. Gift shop will be open for purchases. Free parking.

Member Appreciation Night - February 23 2019

Members, come for a special evening from 4:30-6:30 pm, we'll have both the red lights and the regular lights on (sunset 5:42 pm). Memberships will be available to purchase at the door that night. Gift shop will be open for purchases. Silent auction. Free parking. Individual membership = entry for 1, couples membership for 2, family for 4, same as our regular admission policy

Military Appreciation Days - May 27 & 28 2018

Free admission for active duty military & veterans with ID and spouse/children

Twilight Tours - September 15 2018

Buy tickets online for Fall 2018

Special evening open houses called "Twilight Tours" are held three times a year (spring, summer, and fall). These are always held on Saturday evenings. The only time the compound is open in the evening, the cats are much more active, and we give them all enrichment items. Also, visitors can wander around parts of the compound that are not open to visitors during the day. This is because Twilight Tours are restricted to adults only (18 and over). There is an admission fee of $20 per person. Our cat's "adoptive parents" are invited to attend the Summer tour as our special guests.

Online ticket sales are through EventBrite. Please call 661.256.3793 between 10 am and 4 pm (except Wednesdays) to prepay over the phone. You can pay at the door but that is cash only, and we will let prepaid people enter first.

Doors open no later than 5 pm until it's dark out. There is a bake sale sponsored by FCC's American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) chapter, a raffle, a barbeque by the Rotary club, and other surprises - goldfish in the fishing cat ponds, watermelons for the jaguars - there's something different every time, and of course lots of beautiful cats to see, hear, and photograph. Call (661) 256-3793, 10 am-4 pm except Wednesdays.

Fabulous Feline Follies - 11 August 2018
Our main fundraiser every year is the Fabulous Feline Follies dinner. More information at Follies.

Kids' Day - 20 October 2018
This is a day centered on fun and education. Educational live animal presentations combine with enrichment making to give people of all ages an interesting experience. Scavenger hunts, train rides to go see the tigers, and toys (from the enrichment making booth) are given to the felines to make it a truly special time to visit. Our aim is to have children leave feeling they are now part of a very unique preservation center and know they can be a part of the effort to help endangered species. They may even choose to return when they are 18 and assist us in our wild feline species preservation and conservation efforts.

Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; increased admission prices are $10/Adult and $7/Child, ages 0-12. Price includes most activities (and prizes to take home) but there is an additional charge for the train rides. Members do not receive free admission on this day. Children must be accompanied by an adult(s) - NO child drop-offs will be allowed. Pictures: