Prices do not include Zoo Admission. This is required for all encounters. Prices only available when booked during a regularly scheduled time. Check our schedule for dates.
These shorter encounters are great for children and animal lovers alike! To ensure availability we recommend reserving in advance. Most encounters are for ages 8 and up. However we do have a few child safe encounters geared towards children. Those will be marked with an *
What you need to know before your encounter:
* Kangaroo Joey Encounter: $35
One of our most popular options! Hold a baby or young kangaroo!
10-15 min. Click here for more info & options
Wolf Puppy Encounters $35
15-20 min long encounter with a wolf puppy or puppies. Enjoy a hands-on encounter with our wolf pup(s). Participate in training, pose for pictures, pet and play. Age Requirements: 8 with parent 12 without. Click here for more Wolf options & info!
*Reptile Encounter $7
150 lb Python, Giant Tortoise, 6ft Black Throat Monitor, Alligators and Crocs, Tarantulas, Giant Frog, Chameleons, Dragons, Iguanas & More! Dozens of Reptiles, Amphibians & Bugs to view, touch & learn about! Click here for more info & options
Kangaroo Encounter $54
Head into the exhibits and meet the different kangaroo species up close and personal. Check out the babies in the pouch. Hand feed and touch the different species! Learn more then you thought possible about roos while interacting with them on an up close and personal level! Click here for more info & options
Owl & Friends $54
*Meet our newest addition Twila the Spectacled Owl!
Experience learning about and handling owl, hawk and other feathered friends! Get an up close & personal look at these amazing creatures. Learn all about them and their importance to nature. Click here for more info.
Cougar & Friends $54
Do Carnivores fascinate you? Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a cougar? Sign up and visit with Sarai the cougar, wildcats and other predators. Click here for more info
Otter Encounter Will Return in the Fall! $54
Come experience play time with the otters, learn about and socialize with them! Click here for more info & options
*Meet the Babies $54
Visit with the animals from the nursery and help bottle feed. Animals vary according to the season but can include kangaroo, baby deer, African Crested Porcupine, lemur and more.*depending on circumstances: This encounter may be done in the nursery or at one of the encounter areas. Click here for more info.
Camel Encounter & Cart/Hay Ride: $7
Can be purchased day of at ticket booth, please arrive early to insure availability. Feed the friendly camels! No spitting here! Take a wagon ride up to the ridge and view even more animals as your guide tells you all about them. Animals include: Water buffalo, Yak, Highlander Cows and Camels! The highlight of course is getting off the wagon and visiting with our friendly and famous camels!
*Hedgehog & Friends: $35
15 -20 minutes: hedgehog, chinchilla and one of the following: guinea pig, ferret, sugar glider or prairie dog. Great for the little ones!
Deer & Friends $54
Get up close and or feed and interact with the African Crested Porcupines, Kangaroos,Deer and Patagonian Cavies.
Fennec Fox & Friends $54
Meet a Fennec Fox and some of her incredible misfit friends! These animals are unusual and crazy looking but God created them perfectly for their protection! Click here for more info!
Tropical Birds $54
Great option for our bird lovers! Pose with a parrot on your arm, interact with different tropical birds, from Parrots to Turacos!
*The Little Ones $54
Hand size fun. Meet critters that fit in your hand or on your lap and are simply adorable: armadillo, chinchilla, hedgehog, sugar glider, flying squirrel, prairie dog. guinea pig, ferret, trained rat or other.
** recommended for Kids!
** We reserve the right at any time to deny animal encounter privileges to participants that are not able to listen and obey the guidelines or are posing a threat to themselves, the animal of to others.**