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Wild Encounters

African Bird Walking Tour Wild Encounter
Price: $59.00

Ever wonder about the birds in the African Journey, how often and what they are fed, what makes each species unique or how they survive in Africa? Your walking tour wild encounter gives you access to our bird keeper as they feed and care for our feathered friends.

Days: Friday-Monday during zoo season.
Times: 2-2:45 p.m. from April 27 - May 24, September 6 - October 6*
4-4:45 p.m. from May 25-September 2*

*Some days may not be available. Please check the calendar for exact date availability.

Cost $59 per person
Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Dr. Diversity Wild Encounter
Price: $59.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in the Indonesian Dr. Diversity Rain Forest Research Station. You will get to go behind the scenes in the entomology and reptile room to see how zookeepers take care of the Dr. Diversity animals.

Days: Sundays
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Cost $59 per person
Ages 4 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Stingray Wild Encounter
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: Saturdays, Sundays and Monday 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 Bay entrance 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 Wild Encounter.


Giraffe Wild Encounter
Price: $79.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in the giraffe barn, where you'll help keepers create special feeders and watch as the treats are gobbled up! You'll stand toe to toe with these gentle giants.

Days: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost $79 per person
Meet at the Giraffe Feeding Platform near the lettuce counter.
Please DO NOT visit the Indiana Family Farm before your Giraffe Wild Encounter. Goats and sheep may carry a virus that can affect giraffes. (It is not harmful to people). You may visit the goats AFTER your Giraffe Wild Encounter.
Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 6 people.

***Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Wild Encounter


Penguin Wild Encounter
Price: $89.00


Step onto the beach and help keepers deliver lunch to the penguins. You'll learn the best way to feed a hungry penguin and get details on the penguins' personalities.
Days: Fridays-Mondays during the zoo season.

Time: 1:15-2:00 PM.
Cost: $89 per person.
Ages 8 & up. Maximum group size 2 people.
Meet at the penguin photo op between the penguin and sea lion 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 purchased a Wild Encounter.


 
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