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VIP Experiences

Orangutan VIP Experience
Price: $99.00


Get nose to nose with our orangutans, including one-year-old Asmara, during a feeding and training session. Watch as keepers deliver fruits and veggies to the apes and demonstrate training behaviors from behind the scenes
  • Days: Thursdays-Sundays during the zoo season.
  • Time: 1:00-1:30 PM.
  • Cost: $99 per person.
  • Ages 8 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.
  • Meet at Orangutan Gallery - at 'Employees Only' door.
  • Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.
***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a VIP Experience ticket.

Stingray VIP Experience
Price: $39.00


Grab your tray of fish and accompany our aquarists to feed the stingrays. As you hold the food in your hand, the stingrays will swim over and slurp up their lunch! Note for participants with allergies: The stingrays' food includes shellfish.
  • Days: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays during the zoo season.
  • Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM.
  • Cost: $39 per person.
  • Ages 6 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.
  • Meet at the Stingray entrance door in the Australian Adventure.
  • Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.
***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a VIP Experience ticket.

Giraffe VIP Experience
Price: $79.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in the giraffe barn, where you'll help keepers create special feeders for the zoo's tallest residents, then watch as the treats you made are gobbled up! You'll find out just how tall giraffes are when you stand toe to toe with these gentle giants as they munch tasty snacks from your hand.
  • Days: Fridays-Mondays during the zoo season.
  • Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM.
  • Cost: $79 per person.
  • Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 6 people.
  • Meet at the Giraffe Feeding Platform in the African Journey.
  • Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.
***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a VIP Experience ticket.

Penguin VIP Experience
Price: $89.00

Find yourself among the flock as you step onto the penguins' beach and help keepers deliver lunch to the penguins. You'll learn the best way to feed fish to a hungry penguin as keepers share all the details of the penguins' personalities.
  • Days: Fridays-Mondays during the zoo season.
  • Time: 2:00-2:30 PM.
  • Cost: $89 per person.
  • Ages 8 & up. Maximum group size 2 people.
  • Meet at the rock ledge between penguin and otter exhibits.
  • Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.
**For Penguin VIP, no sandals permitted. Must wear closed toed shoes. Long pants recommended.
***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also puchased a VIP Experience ticket.

Marriage Proposal VIP Package
Price: $59.00

Pop the question during our weekly Dive Chats with a little help from our SCUBA diver! It will be a moment you will never forget.
  • Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays during the zoo season.
  • Time: 1:30-1:50 PM.
  • Cost: $59.
  • Meet at The Reef Gallery in the Australian Adventure.
  • Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.