Animal Encounters

Meet some of the zoo's most amazing residents!!Each experience includes an up-close encounter with an animal,a keeper chat and the opportunity to take photos.Some experiences also include the chance to feed or touch animals.

All animals choose to participate in encounters and benefit from the stimulation and exercise.Occasionally,they may decide not to take part in some activities (or take a nap instead).If this happens,we'll do our best to accommodate with a new time or different activities.Thanks in advance for sharing the zoo's commitment to animal welfare and choice!!


Family Farm

Meet the zoo's goats and their feathered friends.Learn more about ducks,chickens and goats from the people who care for them,take photos and get the chance to pet and feed these adorable animals.ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Experience length20 minutes
Group sizeUp to six people
Cost$10 per person

Schedule
Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays,Thursdays,Saturday and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

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Insects

Know bugs better!Visit the Insect Zoo,talk with keepers and touch and take photos with amazing arthropods like beetles,leaf insects and tarantulas.ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Experience length20 minutes
Group sizeUp to four people
Cost$25 per person

ScheduleFridays,Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

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Owls

Whoooo thinks owls are awesome?Meet two of the zoo's residents,see one of them fly,take photos and learn about all of their unique and amazing characteristics.ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Experience length30 minutes
Group sizeUp to six people
Cost$25 per person

ScheduleThursdays,Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

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Reptiles

Hang with some herps!Get the chance to touch reptiles like turtles and snakes,take photos and talk with animal care staff.ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Experience length30 minutes
Group sizeUp to six people
Cost $25per person
ScheduleSundays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

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Porcupine

Get to know Bebeto!This encounter includes the chance to feed and touch Bebeto,the prehensile-tailed porcupine,take photos and learn all about him from his caretakers.ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Experience length30 minutes
Group sizeUp to 10 people
Zoo members$45 per person
Nonmembers$50 per person

ScheduleSundays,Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.

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Sloth

Slow down for Josie the Linne's two-toed sloth.Feed Josie her favorite snacks,take some up-close photos and talk with her keepers.Like all sloths,Josie moves at her own pace,so bring a little patience!ADA accessible and open to all ages.

Encounter length30 minutes
Group sizeUp to 10 people
Zoo members$70 per person
Nonmembers$75 per person
ScheduleThursdays,Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.

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Penguins

Touch and take photos of some adorable penguin ambassadors and learn more about their lives from the people who care for them!!

Groups of six can reserve this 30-minute experience.Ages 5 and older are welcome.

Zoo members:$70 per person
Nonmembers:$75 per person

Schedule:Tuesdays,Thursdays,Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m.

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Sea otters

It's otterly true that sea otters are otterly adorable.Go behind the scenes at Steller Cove,take photos and learn all about the zoo's sea otters from their keepers.Open to ages five and older.

Experience length30 minutes
Group sizeUp to six
Zoo members$95 per person
Nonmembers$100 per person

ScheduleSundays,Thursdays,Fridays and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m.

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Asian elephants


Get up close with some of the world's largest and most awe-inspiring animals.This encounter includes the opportunity to feed and take a photo with the Zoo's elephants.Open to ages six and older.

Experience length 20 minutes
Group size Up to six
Zoo members $145 per person
Nonmembers $150 per person
Schedule Thursdays,Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m.
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