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THE ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE

Quick Details

NOTICE: If you are scheduling for an existing gift card, please CALL or EMAIL us to create your reservation. All gift cards purchased prior to January 1st, 2021 will be honored at the 2020 price. We look forward to seeing you at The Preserve!

Participant Per Person
$125
Participant Ages 3 & Under
Free

Come Meet Our Beautiful Elephants!

The Preserve provides intimate, meaningful experiences between people and animals that generate a level of caring that cannot be achieved any other way.

What will I get to do during the Elephant Experience? 

  • Meet four beautiful Asian elephants; Tai, Kitty, Rosie, and Becky.
  • Learn all about Asian elephant care and conservation.
  • Help give an elephant a bath, learn about grooming and foot care.
  • There are plenty of photo opportunities to remember your day!

Do I get to touch the elephants?

  • Yes! You will have several opportunities to be up close and personal with the elephants. This includes helping with an elephant bath as well as several photo opportunities.

Can children attend the experience?

  • All ages are welcome to attend. In our experience, younger children most often do not have the attention span to stay engaged for 1 ½ hours and might enjoy it more when they are older. Every child is different but we notice that about 8 to10 years old is a good age to really learn from and appreciate the elephants.

Can I come see the elephants without attending an experience?

  • Sorry but the only opportunity we currently offer to see the elephants is during an Elephant Experience.

Are you open year-round?

  • Yes! The Preserve is open year-round. We are still under construction and will be adding more animal experiences as we grow. With the weather, construction and all there is to accomplish we only post our schedule a few months in advance.

What should I wear?

  • The Elephant Experience takes place outside. We recommend checking the weather for Stonewall, TX and dressing accordingly. Closed toe shoes are good idea.

Can I bring my pet?

  • Pets are not allowed to attend the Elephant Experience. Please leave them at home, shaded parking is not available. Service animals are welcome in accordance with ADA requirements.

Can I watch or take photos for someone but not participate?

  • No, a ticket is required for everyone who enters the gate. We are happy to help take photos. We do not have a waiting area. You may drop-off and pick up participants. Looking for something to do? Fredericksburg is about 15 miles from The Preserve with wineries along the way. The Wild Seed Farm (8 miles to the west on 290) is a nice place to pass time with refreshments and sitting areas available. Hye Market & Deli is is 6.5 miles to the east on 290.

When should I arrive?

  • The Elephant Experience starts right on time. Gates open 30 minutes prior to the experience.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

  • We realize things happen and plans have to be changed therefore; we have created options for you. You may transfer your tickets to another available date and time shown on the website or to a gift certificate for the number of tickets purchased regardless of any price change (effective January 1st, 2021). Transfers requested more than 3 days prior to your scheduled reservation will be charged a $10 per ticket transfer fee. Transfers requested 3 days or less from your reservation date will be charged a $25 per ticket transfer fee. We do not offer refunds.

See You at The Preserve!

The Preserve is open year-round. We are still under construction and will add more animal experiences as we grow. New dates and times will be up on our website a few months in advance. Sign up for our newsletter to get the scoop on our progress!