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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:
4-4:45 p.m. from June 14 - September 2*
2-2:45 p.m. from September 6 - October 6*

*Some days may not be available. Please check the calendar for the 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
***Masks are required 


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
***Masks are required


Oceans Wild Encounter
Price: $300.00

Oceans Wild Encounter is available through April 11.
All sessions are currently SOLD OUT.
Check out our other encounters for current availability. 


Your private Oceans Wild Encounter starts with feeding stingrays in Stingray Bay, next stop The Reef, get nose to nose with the fish, sharks and groupers and you will a get behind the scenes look in the aquarium workroom. Talk with our aquarist about what it takes to care for our oceans and the amazing animals that live in them.

Days: Saturday & Sunday - SOLD OUT

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
Cost: $300 for up to 6 participants.
Ages 6 & up.
Meet at Guest Services

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

***Note for participants with allergies: The stingrays' food includes shellfish.


Rain Forest Wild Encounter
Price: $300.00
Your Rain Forest adventure starts with a behind the scenes look in the Indonesian Dr. Diversity Rain Forest Research Station, watch our orangutan family while you learn from keepers how we train, enrich and care for these amazing apes, and your group will become explorers in the dome as you team up while looking and listening for the many birds that call the rain forest home during your private Wild Encounter.

Days: Saturday & Sunday - Limited Time Only

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM.
Cost: $300 for up to 6 participants.
Ages 6 & up.
Meet at Guest Services

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


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
***Masks are required


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-Sunday during the zoo season.

Time: 1:15-1:45 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.
***Masks are required


 
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