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Family Days/Open Houses at Big Run Wolf Ranch

Family Day / Open House

Open to the Public : 10:00am -4:00opm
Cost: $9.00 per person
Free for ages 3 and under
Payment Methods: cash, debit & credit
Tickets only available at the door, no online ticket sales
  • June 15 (Wings & Talons)
  • July 20 (Crosstown Exotics)
  • August 17 (Incredible Bats)
  • September 21 (WILD FEST)
  • October 19 (T-Rexplorers)
  • November 23

Activities: Food, Drinks, Gift Shop, Music, Raffles and Fun!

Animals: Wolves, Tiger, Cougar, Bear, Lynx, Opossum, Skunks, Porcupine, and More!

Yearly Season Passes and Adoptions Available

Parking: Located at Walmart 16241 Farrell Rd (SW corner of the lot)

Free non-stop school bus service to the ranch (strollers allowed).

Schedule of Events:
11:00  Wolf Presentation
12:00  Wings & Talons
1:00   Canadian Lynx “Yoki” 
1:30   Big Cats Presentation
2:45   Wolf Presentation

Contact:  Big Run Wolf Ranch

14857 Farrell Rd.

Lockport, IL 60441

Birthday Parties at Big Run Wolf Ranch

Big Run will be happy to host your outdoor birthday party (ages 5 – 100) here at the ranch. Birthday packages are for the birthday person and 15 guests that includes a 1½ hour wildlife presentation (including wolf, skunk, opossum, lynx and bear) for the cost of $300.00. Additionally:

  • Party hosts may bring in cake and presents
  • The ranch is solely yours for 2 1/2 hours
  • Guests can see the other animals at the facility (cougar, wolves, tiger, donkey, coyote, horse, chickens, ducks)

Additional guests may attend at the rate of $7 per person. All party fees are applied to the care and maintenance of the animals at Big Run as we are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Call 815-588-0044 to reserve your party.

Private Presentations at Big Run Wolf Ranch

Big Run offers outdoor group presentations for children and adults of all ages. Frequent visitors to Big Run include school groups, scouts, church organizations, photography clubs and home school groups. Call 815-588-0044 to reserve a date.

Onsite Wildlife Education Show: Fee is $10 per person with a minimum of 20 people. The fee for 20 people or LESS is $200. Presentations include up-close and personal views of a skunk, porcupine, lynx, wolf and other North American wildlife. (Due to federal regulations, guests may not have physical contact with any of the adult animals.) The show is 1 1/2 hours with another 30 minutes of free time to walk around the ranch.

Outdoor Private Tour: Big Run is offering private one hour guided tours for 1-12 people for a donation of your choice. Call 815-588-0044 to reserve a date.

Off-Site Presentation: Big Run will come to you! Off-site presentations (within 20 miles) begin at $425 for 1 1/2 hrs. Fee increases based on mileage distance from Lockport. Please call to find out which animals are included.

Call 815-588-0044 to reserve a date.