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 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 * All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please be aware some of these encounters are seasonal and only available for certain times of the year.
What you need to know before your encounter:
**Taxes and fees apply when purchasing tickets online
Cougar & Friends & Friends $54
Do Carnivores fascinate you? Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a Canadian Lynx? Sign up and visit with our Lynx, Cougar, more wildcats and other predators. Click here for more info
*Hedgehog & Friends $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! All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
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
*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 Joey Encounter: $35
One of our most popular options! Hold a baby or young kangaroo!
10-15 min. Click here for more info & options
Camel Encounter & Cart/Hay Ride: $8
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!
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.
Young Wolf Encounter $35 (Currently not available)
15-20 min long encounter with a young wolf. Enjoy a hands-on encounter with our young wolves. Participate in training, pose for pictures, pet and play.
. Click here for more Wolf options & info!
Young Otter Encounter $75
15-20 minute experience with 1-2 otter pups.
You will interact, play, and learn about their natural behaviors while they greet you and play with their toys. A hands on experience like no otter!
Capybara & Friends $54
45 min encounter. Are you ready to fall in love with one of the gentle giants of the animal kingdom? Our Capybara and Friends encounter is going to have you falling in love with animals you never imagined. On this encounter you will get to meet our amazing Capybaras and along the way you will also get to meet some of their South American friends! Other animals you may meet, but not guaranteed, are a spectacled owl, kinkajou, and tamandua. This encounter is one you wont want to miss
*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.
New! Zebra & Friends Encounter: $54 (Currently not available)
45-minute encounter where you will meet our baby Zebra and his friends, which may include Warthog and her Basset Hound companion, Bison or others. Learn, Experience and Interact! Assist with training, and take photos!
Must be 8 years or older to do this encounter,
ages 8-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Deer & Friends $54 (Call for reservations)
Get up close and or feed and interact with the African Crested Porcupines, Kangaroos,Deer and Patagonian Cavies.
Fennec Fox & Friends: $54 (Currently not available)
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 (Currently not available)
Great option for our bird lovers! Pose with a parrot on your arm, interact with different tropical birds, from Parrots to Turacos!
** 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.**