Spring Hours Return April 1

Starting , Monday, April 1st, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s hours of operation are extended for the season. The Zoo will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the Neil Anderson Canopy Tour will be open daily starting at 9:00 a.m. with the final tour of the day starting at 4:30 p.m.

With the change to ours of operation comes a few changes to other zoo experiences, as well. The Mayan Restaurant will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can also stop into the Giraffe Feeding Experience to visit with Nigel, Zuri, and Eddie most days from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Children’s Zoo Feeding Experience remains open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with weekday opportunities also available on a regular basis. Guests can always view the full schedule of daily feedings posted in the gift shop.

If you’re looking for ways to truly “go wild” on your next visit, consider participating in our Penguin Feeding Experience* or in one of our many Wild Encounter programs! Penguin Feedings are currently available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. – and only one ticket is available per day! A group of up to 6 people can participate in the feeding and all ages are welcome. Tickets often sell out in advance, so be sure to purchase yours before your visit.

As for the Wild Encounters, we offer a wide variety of experiences, including opportunities to meet penguins, go behind-the-scenes with the giraffes or giant Aldabra tortoises, paint with an armadillo, and meet a host of other critters up close and personal. Tickets for Wild Encounters must be purchased in advance, but don’t worry – programs can be reserved as much as six weeks before your visit. Check out the full list of program options and schedule your Wild Encounter today at newzoo.org.

*Please note: individuals with fish allergies should not participate in penguin feedings.

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