10 am - 4 pm
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Feline Follies day - Aug 11 2018
There is a charge for scheduled tours. For nonprofit groups/schools the admission/tour charge is $4 per person (any age), $60 minimum. For other groups you pay regular admission fees ($75 minimum) and a $25 tour guide fee.
VIP behind-the-scenes tours are available starting at $500
Call (661) 256-3793, weekdays except Wednesday, 10am-4pm Pacific time a few days (or more) before you visit, to schedule a tour (time slots between 10:30 am to 2:30 pm).
661.256.3332 (or 3793) recorded directions and information, 24 hours. Voice, during operating hours (10 am-4 pm Thurs-Tues)
3718 60th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
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Home to over 60 of the world's most endangered felines, EFBC's Feline Conservation Center is a breeding zoo and research facility. Founded in Rosamond, California in 1977, we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization run entirely on public donations. Our federal tax ID number is 95-3808610. You can read financial information and donate online through Guidestar. If you're a US government employee, you can donate with payroll deductions through the CFC program - select cause #28504. Admission fees and renewable yearly memberships are our main form of support. Financial summaries are also printed in the December newsletter each year.
By donating to EFBC's Feline Conservation Center you can be sure your contributions will be used in the areas where they will do the most good. For every dollar donated, 94 cents goes toward our breeding, research, educational outreach programs as well as upkeep and improvements around the center. Few charities can claim such a milestone! EFBC is now ranked in the top 1% of all US non-profit charitable organizations, for the best management of funds used in support of our mission statement versus general overhead and administrative expenses. You can also check out EFBC's exceptional rating at Guidestar, the on-line resource for rating and reviewing non-profit organizations for reliability and responsibility
We have been featured on Animal Explorations with Jarod Miller, in articles in local newspapers, Westways magazine, and the February 2011 Cat Fancy magazine.
Children and cat lovers of all ages are fascinated by our cats (and the peacocks). We are open to the public 10 am-4 pm (closed Wednesdays, Christmas day, Thanksgiving day, and the day of Feline Follies). There is an admission charge of $10 general, $8 seniors 60+ and active duty military with ID, $5 age 3-12. To visit, follow the directions on the map, or download and print our PDF information flyer, which includes a map. Be careful using GPS or online maps, 60th Street West does NOT go through from Rosamond Blvd!
Most of the compound is open for visitors to wander around at their own pace. Informative plaques describe the cat species in detail, and docents are available to answer your questions. Unlike a zoo, the FCC has no moats between you and the animals. Visitors can get as close as 5 feet away from these beautiful (but dangerous) cats. Some parts of the compound are not open to the public. For example, we try to keep some of the smaller, high-strung species of cats in quieter areas. And some of the older cages do not have safety fences in front of them - for legal reasons, we are not allowed to have anyone under 18 years old in those areas. That is why only part of the compound is open to general visitors. During Twilight Tours the entire facility is available for viewing.
Wear comfortable walking shoes for your visit. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Farenheit. In the winter, it sometimes snows. The cats are more active in cooler weather, and at Twilight Tours.