Hours & Fees

The Maine Wildlife Park plans to reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, April 14, 2018; weather permitting! There is still a lot of snow on the ground, so check back to confirm the opening date!


Open daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visitors may stay until 6:00 p.m.

Entrance Fees

The Maine Wildlife Park does not accept credit or debit card payment for admission. Cash and checks only please. An ATM is available at the admissions gatehouse.

Sadly, we can't allow dogs or other pets inside the park. Please do not plan to leave your pets in your vehicle. Our parking lot has very little shade.

Type Fee
Children under age 3 free
Ages 4 -12 $5.50
Ages 13 - 59 $7.50
Ages 60+ $5.50
Group of 15 or more $3.50 per person
Guided Tour or School Program Add $1.50 per person
Summer Photographer's Pass $50.00 per hour per person (by reservation only)
Winter Photographer's Pass $150.00 per hour. Additional people $50.00 per hour (by reservation only)
Small Shelter Rental $25.00 per day
Large Shelter Rental $50.00 per day
Stroller, Wagon, or Wheelchair Rental $3.00 per day ($5.00 security deposit required)

Free admission for military personnel with a valid ID. Accompanying family members receive a discount with an admission rate of $5.50 per person.

Season Passes

Season Passes may be purchased online.

Type Fee
Individual $35.00
Family (includes a limit of 6 immediate family members per visit) $75.00
Mountain Lion (valid for up to 8 people per visit) $120.00
Community Pass $250.00

Bring your Quarters - For a quarter you can purchase feed to give to our bears, deer, ground birds, waterfowl and hatchery trout.

Summer or Winter Photographer Admission Pass

The photographer's admission allows professional and amateur photographers to get once-in-a-lifetime close range pictures of their favorite animals. Pass holders will be granted special access to animal enclosures to take up-close pictures that are unimpeded by fences and obstacles. Learn more about photo passes.

Mountain Lion Season Pass

A Mountain Lion pass offers free admission to extended family members and guests when accompanied by the pass holder, plus five one-day passes to Swan Island Wildlife Management Area on the Kennebec River in Richmond, Maine. Swan Island is know for its deer, bald eagles, and wild turkeys as well as its rich history. Today, historic buildings from the 18th century stand as reminders of Swan Island's past. Tours of the Island cover island history, natural history of native wildlife and wildlife habitat management.

Community Pass

We are happy to issue your group or organization this $250 Community Pass. Please use this special discount pass under the following guidelines:

  1. The MWP Community Pass is to be used by individuals or families only when issued to a library or other community service group. It is not intended for large group use (more than 7 people).
  2. Each member of the group (4 years old and up) using this pass will be charged a $3.00 admission fee when they present the Community Pass at the gatehouse.
  3. The original pass issued to your specific group or organization should stay at the office or headquarters at all times. Please send a photocopy of the pass with the individual or family using it. The photocopy will be handed in at the admissions gate and cannot be reused.
  4. This pass may be used at the Maine Wildlife Park during the season: April 15 to November 11, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can stay at the Park until 6:00 pm.

To order this pass for your library or organization: please send a request with your mailing address, include a check made out to Maine Wildlife Park and send it along with your request to: MWP, 56 Game Farm Rd, Gray, ME 04039. We will mail you your pass in time for the season's opening day!

For any additional information, please contact the Maine Wildlife Park office at (207) 657-4977 ext. 0. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you!