Calendar of Events


Mar10

Summer hours begin

Summer hours begin we will be open from 9am until 6pm with tours running from 10am until 4pm daily.

Mar23

Kite-fest

Join us for a day filled with fun, family, and felines! Bring a kite and enjoy a day at the refuge. It is FREE to fly a kite but normal entry rates apply if you wish to visit the animals.

Apr13

Volunteer Day

Apr27

Cats at the castle

Joni us for our annual Cats at the Castle fundraiser! Mingle with the TCWR team while helping the big cats.

May01

TCWR 27th anniversary

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge turns 27!

May17

Endangered species day

Jun02

Animal rights day

Jun12

Day Camp

Kids Education Day Camps - More Details Soon

Jun13

Day Camp

Kids Education Day Camps - More Details Soon

Jun14

Day Camp

Kids Education Day Camps - More Details Soon

Jun29

Volunteer Day

Jul06

Fun Half Day

Kids Education Fun Half Day - More Details Soon

Jul13

Fun Half Day

Kids Education Fun Half Day - More Details Soon

Jul20

Fun Half Day

Kids Education Fun Half Day - More Details Soon

Jul28

Keeper Week

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is celebrating AAZK Zoo Keepers Week. A week to celebrate all the hard work our team does to care for all the animals that call TCWR home.

Jul27

Fun Half Day

Kids Education Fun Half Day - More Details Soon

Jul29

Tiger Day

Jul31

Bear day

Aug10

Lion Day

Sep14

Volunteer Day

Oct04

Keepers day

International Congress of Zookeepers - World Wide Keepers Day

Oct26

Howl-o-ween spooktacular

The only day of the year that you can see the animals after dark! Join us for a night of fun, felines and frights!

Nov03

Bam Bam Day

Join us for Bam Bam Day! This is an official holiday in Eureka Springs and celebrates the hard work of TCWR to save big cats and bears alike!

Nov03

Winter hours begin

Winter hours begin! Turpentine Creek will be open from 9am until 5pm daily with tours running from 10am until 3pm.

Nov16

Volunteer Day

Nov28

Thanksgiving Day

We will be closed at 2pm to allow our team to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. Tours run from 10am - 12pm.

Dec03

Giving Tuesday

Join TCWR for a national day of giving! Support the animals at Turpentine Creek by joining us for a day of fundraising! Start the holiday season off right by donating to the refuge on #GivingTuesday

Dec05

Wildlife Conservation Day

Dec14

Monkey Day

Dec24

Christmas Eve

We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve to allow our team to celebrate the holiday with their friends and family. Tours will run from 10am - 12pm.

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