Cat House

Jump To: Kids Day, Feline Follies, Twilight Tours

Off Site Events
If you can't get to EFBC for a visit, stop by any of the events listed below; talk with EFBC volunteers, check out our exhibit booth, visit other wildlife venues. Learn more about what we do, and why we do it.
  • Various - "Paws to Read"
    Local Libraries:
    Mojave Library June 13 at 4 pm
    California City Library June 28 at 11 am
    Edwards Air Force Base Library July 11 at 10 am
    Rosamond Library July 19 at 2 pm
    Ridgecrest Library July 26 at 10:30 am
    Boron Library August 4 at 11 am
  • July 19 2014 - Jethawks Baseball Game, Lancaster CA
    Lancaster Jethawks vs. Visalia Rawhide: 6 pm
    Join us for an evening of minor league baseball and support wild feline preservation! Buy your $8 tickets through EFBC [gadwood4efbcwildcats(at)gmail.com]
    The stadium is located at the 14 Freeway and Avenue I.
  • October 11 - Wildlife Conservation Network Expo - San Francisco, CA
    Mission Bay Conference Center: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Where the world's leading wildlife conservationists will come together to share stories of saving wildlife around the world. Admittance to Presentations and special Exhibits requires tickets, on sale Aug 2014

Twilight Tours - April 26, June 21, September 20 2014

Special evening open houses called "Twilight Tours" are held three times a year (spring, summer, and fall). These are always held on Saturday evenings. The only time the compound is open in the evening, the cats are much more active, and we give them all enrichment items. Also, visitors can wander around parts of the compound that are not open to visitors during the day. This is because Twilight Tours are restricted to adults only (18 and over). There is an admission fee of $20 per person. Our cat's "adoptive parents" are invited to attend the Summer tour as our special guests.

We do not offer online tickets sales currently (processing fees!), please call 661.256.3793 between 10 am and 4 pm (except Wednesdays) to prepay over the phone. You can pay at the door but that is cash only, and we will let prepaid people enter first.

Doors open no later than 5 pm until it's dark out. There is a bake sale sponsored by FCC's American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) chapter, a raffle, a barbeque by the Rotary club, and other surprises - goldfish in the fishing cat ponds, watermelons for the jaguars - there's something different every time, and of course lots of beautiful cats to see, hear, and photograph. Call (661) 256-3793, 10 am-4 pm except Wednesdays.

25th annual Fabulous Feline Follies - 9 August 2014
Our main fundraiser every year is the Fabulous Feline Follies dinner. More information at Follies.

Kids' Day - 18 October 2014
This is a day centered on fun and education. Educational live animal presentations combine with enrichment making to give people of all ages an interesting experience. Scavenger hunts, train rides to go see the tigers, and toys (from the enrichment making booth) are given to the felines to make it a truly special time to visit. Our aim is to have children leave feeling they are now part of a very unique preservation center and know they can be a part of the effort to help endangered species. They may even choose to return when they are 18 and assist us in our wild feline species preservation and conservation efforts.

Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; increased admission prices are $10/Adult and $7/Child, ages 0-12. Price includes most activities (and prizes to take home) but there is an additional charge for the train rides. Members do not receive free admission on this day. Children must be accompanied by an adult(s) - NO child drop-offs will be allowed. Pictures: