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Wild Encounters

Hellbender Conservation Wild Encounter
Price: $39.00

Your adventure begins behind the scenes in Hellbender Conservation Room where you will discover this one-of-a-kind Indiana amphibian.  Zoo Keepers walk you through the important conservation work going on behind the scenes at your favorite zoo. You’ll help with water sampling, feeding the hellbenders, and hear from keepers how the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is saving hellbenders in Indiana with our partnership with Purdue University, Indiana DNR, and other Indiana zoos.

Days: Sundays during Zoo season


Times:
May 1st - October 30th, 11 - 11:30am

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

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

Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.

Cost: $39 per person
Ages 8 & up. Maximum group size 4 people.
 


Reef Conservation Wild Encounter
Price: $39.00
Your Reef Conservation Wild Encounter will begin in the Reef gallery.  If you think that view is great, a Zoo Aquarist will take you behind the scenes in our aquarium workroom for an entirely new view of the Reef.  Talk with an aquarist about the amazing animals living in the ocean, coral reef conservation, invasive species, and the hard work being done to conserve our oceans. 
 

Days: Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays
 

Times:
April 30th - October 30th,  1:30 – 2:00pm

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

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

Zoo Admission is not included. To enter the zoo, you must purchase Admission or use your Zoo Membership.

Cost: $39 per person
Ages 5 & up. Maximum group size 4 people
Meet at Guest Services


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 and learn how our giraffe are ambassadors for their cousins in Africa.

Days: Friday - Monday

April 30th – October 30th
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 4 people.

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


 
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