Sanctuary Visiting Hours:

9:00 am – 5:00 pm*

Tuesday through Sunday

Closed Mondays

*When temperatures exceed 100+ degrees, we may close early for the comfort of our animals and the safety of our guests.

Admission Fees:

To walk on your own:

$10 Adults

$6 Children (age 16 years and below)

Free for children under 2 years

No appointment necessary

For a guided tour led by one of our wildlife interpretive guides:

$20 Adults

$10 Children (age 16 years and below)

Free for children under 2 years

Tours by appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule one of these fun and educational tours. They tend to last about 1.5-2 hours and are packed with great information about each animal, not to mention an amazing interactive session with our reptiles.

Outreach Programs:

To further the mission of the Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary, the organization offers both on-site and off-site educational programs led by one of our wildlife interpretive guides. The first facility to provide this benefit to the community, we offer 8 levels of education in 9 languages on exotic and companion animals, including ASL for the hearing impaired.

Interested in taking a school field trip to visit our animals? We regularly host K-12 tours all year long. The Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is also a great place to throw a birthday party! Contact us for more information.

Phone: (530) 533-1000



4995 Durham-Pentz Rd., Oroville, CA 95965

The Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is about 20 minutes south of Chico just past Butte College. Located on the left shortly after Messilla Valley Rd. (assuming you are coming from Highway 99), enter at the 1st driveway. Look for the sign with a tiger on it!