Walk on the wild side and join us for daily animal presentations and feedings! Meet our staff and catch an up-close look at the Zoo's wildlife. (If temperatures are below 50 degrees, some animals may be off exhibit).
Children's Zoo Barn 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Giraffe Feeding* 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lorikeet Feedings* 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for "bird break" from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Sea Lion Presentations* 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Stingray Bay Access* 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Additional costs apply to select experiences
Ask a Keeper
Connect with our animal experts and learn about the animals they care for each day. Meet at the "Ask a Keeper" sign located near each animal's habitat. These 15-minute presentations are FREE and occur DAILY!
African Painted Dogs 1:30 p.m.
Big Rivers Aquarium 11:30 a.m.
Cassowary (Sanctuary Asia) 3 p.m.
Children's Zoo (Wallaby) 10 a.m.
Elephant Presentation 2 p.m.
Galapagos Tortoises 10:30 a.m.
Great EscApe 1:30 p.m.
Wild Encounters - Go Behind-the-Scenes
The Zoo’s behind-the-scenes experiences are wilder than ever! Wild Encounters enable you to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, flamingos, rhinos, sea lions, elephants and Galapagos tortoises. Ages 6-and-up are welcome. Groups up to 10 people. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are based on per person basis for each encounter schedule below:
Elephants: 2:45 p.m., departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance; $60/member, $71/nonmember, $79/nonmember+admission
Flamingos: 10:30 a.m., departs from the Herpetarium sign with the Snake; $30/member, $41/nonmember, $49/nonmember+admission
Galapagos Tortoises: 1:15 p.m., departs from tortoise statue outside Island Life; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Grizzly Bears: 9:45 a.m., departs from the swift fox habitat; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Rhinos: 11:15 a.m., departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Sea Lions: 3:30 p.m., departs from the sidewalk ramp across from Canopy; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission