Exclusive Tours

A New and Unique Experience at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Coffee with the Curator

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Meet with Curator Emily McCormack or Assistant Curator Laurie Vanderwal at 9:00 am for coffee and muffins to talk about the history of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Then take a behind the scenes tour to see the animals in the habitat areas and other places of interest at the Refuge. This personally guided tour will last at least two hours and give our guests a truly unique perspective on the lives of the animals who reside at Turpentine Creek and the work that we do as a non-profit sanctuary.

Coffee with the Curator tours are scheduled for every Saturday. If you wish to take a Coffee with the Curator tour on a different day, please reach out to the Refuge and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We need at least 3 days advanced notice for Coffee with the Curator tours.

  • Cost is $150.00 per person.
  • Tours are pre-scheduled for Saturdays but different dates can be accommodated depending on the curator/assistant curator’s availability.
  • Bookings must be made at least three days prior to your tour date.
  • Each tour can accommodate up to five people.

Carnivore Caravan Tour

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Get a private tour with an animal care staff member at 9:00 am. You and up to 4 friends can go on a personal tour of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge! Get a behind the scenes look at Turpentine Creek while being escorted by one of our senior animal care staff members. You will be able to see all of the animals in the habitat areas, see where we prep the animals’ food, get a close-up view of our vet hospital and take a tour of Rescue Ridge, an area usually restricted to visitors. This personally guided tour will last approximately one hour and give you a truly unique perspective on the lives of the animals who reside at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

Carnivore Caravan tours can be scheduled any day of the week with at least 3 days advance notice.

  • The cost is $100.00 per person.
  • Bookings must be made at least three days prior to your tour date.
  • Each tour can accommodate up to five people.
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