Frequently Asked Questions
Global Wildlife is open 7 days a week, and offers tours daily. Visit the Book Now button to see available tours and to pre-purchase your tickets. Pre-booking is strongly encouraged to secure your seat. The Global Wildlife staff will do its best to accommodate all guests but cannot guarantee a spot for families who did not pre-book ahead of time.
Tour donations for public tours are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $15 for children, and 1 & under are free. Group rates are offered for 25 or more. Military discounts are also available.
Safari Wagon Tours and Private Pinz Tours are subject to return early, for the visitor’s and tour guide’s safety, in the event that we experience any inclement weather at the discretion of the manager on duty. No refunds or rainchecks are given once the tour begins. In the event that lightning is within a 10 mile radius of our property the tour will be canceled. For further questions on our rain policy please give us a call.
Global Wildlife makes every effort to accommodate service dogs within the guidelines set forth through the ADA. We are happy to allow your service dog to remain on Visitor Center grounds only, and the dog must be leashed at all times with no exceptions for the safety of your
Is my service dog allowed to tour with me at Global Wildlife Center?
Please note your service dog will NOT be allowed to tour with you. This poses a threat to our animals’ safety as well as yours. Our animals perceive the smells and sight of your animal as being a predator and this poses a great risk to everyone involved.
Please see the ADA Guidelines for more information. https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html
“Q26: At a zoo, service animals can be restricted from areas where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated. They cannot be restricted from other areas of the zoo.”
animal and ours. Under no circumstance may your service dog be outside of a vehicle on the grounds unless at the Visitor’s Center.
Please call (985)796-3585 ext. 0 in order to inquire about job listings. If there are any positions available, you will then be guided through the application process.
We accept Cash, Check, and/or Credit Card.
If you run only a few minutes past the check-in time, you will not miss the tour as long as it is not sold out. The tour check-in time is designed to allow time between check-in and the actual boarding time.
The tour departure time is always scheduled to leave approximately 30 minutes after the listed check-in time. This allows time for the check in process, seating of guests, and distribution of animal feed.
You will need to purchase boarding passes for the next available tour. All tours are on a specific time schedule and cannot be held back.
The Safari Wagon Tours are handicap accessible according to ADA guidelines.
Global Wildlife Center offers an American Sign Language Interpreter with a 7 day prior reservation. Please call (985)624-WILD to reserve your tour with an interpreter.
Our facility is free-roaming, so our animals, including the giraffes, can make the decision to approach the safari wagons to be fed. The giraffes love to interact with our visitors and approach plenty of safari wagon tours, but we cannot guarantee it! If giraffe interactions are a priority we recommend the Private Pinz tour, as the 4×4 can traverse in many areas of the property that our safari wagon tours cannot.
If the temperature is below 50 degrees or if weather conditions are adverse, the giraffes are required to stay in their heated barn for their protection.