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Come out for a unique way to meet and learn about the many different species that call CARE home!

CARE tours are a great way to see the facility and learn all about the animals that have found a home here. Every tour is guided by a seasoned CARE volunteer, and each guide has their own special stories of the animals to share with you. The tours are educational in nature, and provide details on the different species, as well as the background and stories of each animal here at the facility. We hope to provide information to the public that will discourage exotic animal exploitation and and encourage people to become advocates for animals and their welfare. It is not just important to educate on species facts and husbandry methods, but also to show that each animal is a unique, emotional creature that has the ability to feel pain as well as love. They should be respected and protected, not abused or eradicated.

The tours last an average of an hour and a half. No appointments are needed for weekend tours for groups of 15 or less.

The donation suggested for CARE tours is $15 per adult and $10 per child 12 and under. Donations can be made at CARE on the day of the tour and go directly to the care of the animals. We accept cash or credit/debit cards.

Children must be at least 7 years old to go on tours except during the annual Fall Festival event.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before visiting the facility. We do not have paved walkways inside the compound. The ground is uneven and can be muddy, and we do not allow umbrellas inside the compound, so please keep that in mind when you visit.

Cameras are welcome!


Center For Animal Research and Education
245 County Road 3422, Bridgeport, TX 76426

Phone: 940-683-8115

Please Contact Us to schedule a tour outside of normal operating hours.

  • Summer Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 9am, 11 am, and 1 pm. No appointment needed.
  • We offer one 9am tour during the week M-F. No appointment needed
  • Children over 7 years old are welcome!
  • Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under


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