2014 Special Events:
Saturday, March 15 – St. Catty's Day
Open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring on your green and join us as we battle Spring Fever! Spend the afternoon getting up close with the resident tigers, lions, leopards, bobcats, and other animal residents! Free “bottomless” hot cocoa.
Saturday, May 3 – Noble County Open House
Free admission for our season opening day! Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore many other great sites in Noble County this weekend!
Sunday, May 11 – Mother’s Day
Black Pine will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mom’s admission is free with another paid guest!
Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day
Black Pine will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dad’s admission is free with another paid guest!
Saturday, June 21 – Wine in the Pines
Our 5th annual wine tasting! Must be 21 or over. Sanctuary tour begins at 5:30 p.m., tasting at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, and the animals! Pre-registration required.
Saturday, July 12 – Kids Camps - 3-4 & 5-6 years
Two three-hour morning camps for ages 3-4 and 5-6 years. Each camp includes park tour, craft activity and snack. $15 per child. One adult per child or siblings is required to attend at no additional charge. Pre-registration required. Limit 15 per camp.
Saturday, July 19 – Kids Camp - 7-8 years
Three-hour camp for ages 7-8 includes park tour, craft activity, and snack. $15 per child. Pre-registration required. Limit 15 per camp.
Saturday, July 26 - Summer Fest
Join us for our annual summer celebration!! A fun day of zookeeper talks, animal encounters, refreshments, and more!
Saturday, August 9 – Safari Supper Camp for Kids 9-12 years
Back by popular demand! Kids ages 9-12 years love this four-hour afternoon camp when they work side by side with kepers to prepare and deliver meals to the bear, primates, birds, and other exotic animals! Camp includes a park tour and a snack. $25 per child. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, August 16 – Lions & Tigers & Hot Rods
Our 4th annual benefit car, 4x4, and motorcycle show at the 4-H park adjacent to Black Pine! See a variety of antique hot rods, classics, monsters, and riders, and enjoy a visit with the animals, too! Refreshments available.
Saturday, Sept. 6 – Roar ‘n’ Snore Family Overnight Camp
It’s back!! Family tent camping on the grounds! Backyard barbecue, bonfire, s’mores, nocturnal tour, outdoor movie and more! Pre-registration required. Limit 15 tents.
Saturday, October 4 – Lions & Tigers & Beer, Black Pine!
Our 7th annual adults-only event features a full line-up of beers to taste, plus a hog roast, bonfire, sanctuary tours, live music & silent auction.
Saturday, October 18 – 5K Race for the Rescue!
Black Pine is the host organization at this benefit 5K and 1K race and run being held at Chain O' Lakes State Park, about 5 miles south of Black Pine. Proceeds benefit the animals, and the Hutan Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project. $25-$35 per person. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Saturday, October 25 – Howl O’Ween at Black Pine!
Join us for our annual Halloween celebration from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family includes trick-or-treating throughout the grounds, lighted animal exhibits, bonfire, wagon rides and more! Discounted admission for this special event!
Saturday, December 27 – Animal Enrichment Day
Open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join keepers as they deliver toys and treats to the animals!