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Click the Brick
09/13/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
09/20/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour
09/27/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner
09/27/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
10/11/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
10/18/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour
10/25/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
12/06/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Holiday Around the Rim Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

Sit Back, Enjoy the Ride…
Let Us Show You Around!

Take a break from driving, relax and learn while taking a guided tour around our park. A tour is a fabulous way of viewing and feeding our animals through open aired safari vehicles (van or bus depending on number of people and type of tour). Not only do you get to leisurely enjoy our park, you will save gas and learn about Fossil Rim and its unique animals. Click on the name of the tour listed below to find out more.

TOUR TYPES AND PRICING

TOUR

PRICE

Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38 per person
Behind-the-Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $52 per person
Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $325 per person
Feed Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $196 per person
Discovery After Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 per person
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 per person
Ride-the-Rim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 per person
Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner . . . . . . $150 per person
Mother’s/Father’s Day Sunset Safari . . . Adult Price: $90 per person • Child Price: $55 per person
Sweetest Day/Sweetheart Safari . . . . . . $90 per person
Holiday Around the Rim Sunset Safari . . Adult Price: $90 per person • Child Price: $45 per person
Murder Mystery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49.95 per person
Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27 per person

Please help us plan for you by making reservations as they are required at least three days in advance by calling 254.897.2960. Walk up tours (no reservation) may be accommodated on a space available basis, see Booking Information, second bullet, below.

Included in our Tour packages:

  • Interpretation through highly knowledgeable guides
  • A 24 hour drive-thru pass through the park (not applicable on some tours)
  • A cup of animal feed per person (not applicable on some tours)
  • The knowledge that you are helping a non-profit save some of our world’s most endangered animals
  • Children two and under are free

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Family Tour

Times: 10:00am and 2:00pm Daily.
Price: Peak Season: $38 per person
Off Season: $32 per person
Leaves From: Weekdays – From the Front Gate.
  Weekends and holidays June 1st thru September 1st – From the Overlook.

FamilyRecommended for all ages, this tour takes you on our Scenic Wildlife Drive. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know most of our animals and the stories surrounding them and Fossil Rim. This tour lasts around 2 hours depending on weather, traffic in the park, and if the animals decide they are especially hungry that day. (Make your tour private by paying an extra $100 , this will secure that you are the only ones on the tour vehicle, 8 person minimum).

 

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Behind the ScenesBehind-the-Scenes Tour

Times: September to May:10:00am and 2:00pm Daily.
  June to August: 8:30am and 10:00am Daily.
Price: Peak Season: $52 per person
Off Season: $47 per person
Leaves From: Weekdays – From the Front Gate.
  Weekends and holidays June 1st thru September 1st – From the Overlook.

This tour not only takes you on our Scenic Wildlife Drive through our park but also provides you a special privilege to explore the animals in our Intensive Management Area. With this area being off-limits to drive-through guests, you will get the special behind the scenes look that most people crave. This tour is designed for older children (ages 7 and up) and adults as the length and delivery style make it unsuitable for young children. This tour lasts about 3 hours. (Make your tour private by paying an extra $100, this will secure that you are the only ones on the tour vehicle, 8 person minimum).

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Adventure Tour

Times: 9:00am-3:00pm (Flexible hours may be arranged).
Price: $325 per person

Spend a leisurely day on your own private tour seeing all aspects of Fossil Rim. This tour gives you the opportunity to meet our animal care specialists, eat a lunch at our Safari Camp prepared just for you while watching animals out the window and see the “behind the scenes” areas of Fossil Rim. Due to the length of activities, this tour is recommended for adults only with a limit of 10 people per tour. Reservations are required at least five days in advance, please call 254.897.2960.

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FeedingFeed Run Tour

Times: Year-round, Saturday and Sunday – 8:30am.
Price: Peak Season: $196 per person
Off Season: $150 per person

This tour provides you with an opportunity to be an Animal Keeper for a morning. You get the privilege of riding along with our animal care experts as they do their morning feeding rounds. With a limit of two people per tour, it is recommended for adults only. The tour can last up to approximately 3.5 hours.


 

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Discovery after Dark Program and Tour

Date(s): Please see our Calendar page.
Price: $35 per person

Ever wonder what animals do after the sun sets? This tour allows you to spot our animals in their night time behavior as well as learn about nocturnal animals and their adaptations to function in the dark. Reservations are required at three days in advance, please call 254.897.2960. When arriving at Fossil Rim, park at the Overlook parking lot and join us in the Eco Center for a 45 minute program after which we will take you on a 2 hour tour through the park.

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photo tourPhotography Tour

Times: 3:00pm–7:00pm: March, April, September and October.
  4:00pm–8:00pm: May, June, July and August.
Price: $65 per person

Photography tours come in two varieties: Publicly scheduled events with expert instructors, which are listed on our web site ( Calendar) and in our monthly newsletter as “Photography Workshop”; as well as Photography Tours (also on our calendar, listed as Photography Tour) where you are driven around by one of our experienced guides and given the best photographic opportunities available. This tour is recommended for ages 16 and up and lasts about 4 hours. This tour is designed for photographers to catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. Please look at the calendar for both the Photography Workshops as well as the Photography Tour dates. (Make your tour private by paying an extra $100, this will secure that you are the only ones on the tour vehicle, 8 person minimum).

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Ride the RimRide-the-Rim

Times: This bicycle tour is offered at different time of the year. See our Calendar page.
Price: $35 per person

Our guided Ride the Rim event tour offers an opportunity for you to ride your bike and visit a special restricted area of the park which houses some of our endangered animals during your ride. Ride the Rim tours are offered in Family, Moonlight, Beginner’s and Experienced ride formats. Click here for more detailed information on the different ride formats.

 

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Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner

Date(s): Please see our Calendar page.
Price: Adult Price: $150 per person

Join us for this exclusive Animal Keeper dinner and tour. Ride along with our Animal Keeper on this behind-the-scenes tour. The tour will take you thru Fossil Rim where you’ll have a chance to view our exotic animals in their free roaming environment. You’ll go into our Intensive Management Area and visit our Maned Wolves, Mexican Gray Wolves, Cheetahs, Red Wolves, Black Rhinos and Attwater’s Prairie Chickens. After your tour you’ll have a 3 course dinner in our Glass Walled Pavilion located across from one of our main watering holes. Adults only. Tour starts at Safari camp at 3:00pm – Dinner at 5:30pm.

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Glass PavilionMother’s/Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

Date(s): Please see our Calendar page.
Price: Adult Price: $90 per person
Child Price: $55 per person

Show Mom or Dad how much she/he means to you. Spend the evening at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We will start the evening with a delicious dinner, including tea, coffee and a homemade dessert in the glass walled pavilion located in the Foothills Safari Camp, over looking a watering hole in our main pasture. After dinner, you will board one of our open air vehicles to take a sunset tour of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. A special gift for mom/dad is also included.

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Glass PavilionSweetest Day/Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour

Date(s): Please see our Calendar page.
Price: $90 per person (Adults Only)

Sweet on someone? Come and impress them with a three-course meal, live music and then an evening tour. You and your sweetheart will depart the Foothills Safari Camp at 6:00pm in one of our open air vehicles to take a Sunset Tour through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Upon returning to Safari Camp, the two of you will partake in a delicious “Surf and Turf” candle light dinner, with tea, coffee, a homemade dessert and chocolate for your sweetheart. All served in our glass walled pavilion overlooking one of the watering holes for our main pasture. After dinner, relax with your special someone and enjoy Michael Cote (our live performer) singing love songs for the remainder of the evening.

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Holiday Around the RimHoliday Around the Rim Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour

Date: Please see our Calendar page.
Price: Adult Price: $90 per person
Child Price: $45 per person

Close-out the year with our Holiday Around the Rim Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour. It involves cookies, hot chocolate, appetizers, champagne, shopping, live music, exotic animals and THEN the holiday meal. Come and celebrate Christmas with Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Meet at the Foothills Safari Camp Pavilion at 5:00 pm and be served cookies and hot chocolate. Then board one of our open air vehicles at 5:30pm and travel through the Scenic Wildlife Drive to the Nature Store for holiday shopping, appetizers and champagne. At 6:30pm, guests will then re-board the open air vehicles for a brisk evening safari to the glass walled pavilion at the Foothills Safari Camp, where you will enjoy a memorable holiday dinner, tea, coffee and a homemade dessert in front of the glowing fireplace.

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Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour

Date(s): Please see our Calendar page.
Price: $49.95 per person

Do you think you have what it takes to follow the clues and find the culprit? Participants will be e-mailed their character description and instructions. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably for their role. They will meet at the glass walled pavilion at Foothills Safari Camp at 5pm sharp where they will be given their first clue and board the vans for a mini tour of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Listen carefully for clues on the tour. After the mini tour, dinner will be served and the esteemed Dr. Robert Bontebok will be our guest speaker.

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Groups Tour

Times: Flexible, hours may be arranged. Only available on non-holiday weekdays.
Price: $27 per person

These tours are designed for school, youth and senior special groups (differs from a private Family Tour). We will put your group on one or more of our tour vehicles and give you a guided tour through our Scenic Wildlife Drive providing for you a chance to ask all the questions you like and making sure you won’t miss a thing. Groups must have a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 104 people. (Reservations are required at least three days in advance, please call 254.897.2960).

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PLEASE NOTE: On all tours, reservations are strongly requested and must be made at least three days in advance. Walk up tours can be accommodated ONLY if there is room available on the tour at time of departure. For information, availability and/or to make reservations please call 254.897.2960.

Please become familiar with our booking and general information below.

Booking Information

  • For information, availability and/or to make reservations please call 254.897.2960.
  • Guided tours are booked in advance. It’s best to book as early as possible since tours can fill up well ahead of time, especially during busy seasons. We must schedule tour guides, therefore, we can take walk up guests only if there is already a tour scheduled with available seats. Guest with reservations will always be given preference to seating before walk up guests.
  • There is no refund if you arrive late and miss your tour, so please plan your trip carefully to arrive on time.
  • Must cancel at least 24 hours in advance to avoid penalty.
  • Credit Card is required to make reservation at time of booking. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Debit cards. Payment is due 24 hours before reservation.
  • Some tours include admission to the park. When making your tour reservation, please check with the Reservation office to see if your tour does include a free scenic drive through.

General Tour Information

  • Be Prepared: Be sure to dress for the weather. You may bring hats, sunscreen, and water if you wish. Please do not bring any other food or beverage items. Also, there are no restrooms on our tour route.
  • Based on the total number of tour guests, the open-air tour vehicle might be a jeep, van or safari bus.
  • Members and groups of 10 or more people receive a 10% discount. Other coupons/discounts do not apply.
  • ALL TOURS LEAVE FROM THE OVERLOOK DURING SPRING BREAK!