Giraffe Feeding Experience

Photo: Danny Mandich

The NEW Zoo’s Giraffe Feeding Experience is an amazing experience in indeed – in fact, it’s practically one-of-a-kind!  No where else in the country will you find a program quite like ours with such accessibility and affordable pricing.  The Giraffe Feeding Experience is open year-round, outdoors at the Feeding Platform seasonally, and indoors at our Giraffe Building during cold or inclement weather.  Zuri, our Reticulated Giraffe, is waiting to meet you!  So don’t delay – enjoy this experience today!


  • In Spring, Summer, and Fall (April 1st through end of October)
    • AM = 10:30am-1:15pm
    • PM = 2:15pm-5:00pm
  • In Winter (November 1st through end of March)
    • AM = 10:30am-12:15pm
    • PM = 1:15pm-3:00pm


  • $1 per two pieces of romaine lettuce or other type of seasonally-available leaves/browse
  • There is NO COST to meet the giraffe; only to feed her if you desire.  Feeding is optional.


  • The outdoor Giraffe Feeding Platform is located near the center of the zoo — across from the Agouti exhibit and beside the North American Plains exhibit.
  • The indoor Giraffe Feeding Building is located within the Children’s Zoo.

Want to get to know the giraffes a little better?

  • If you are interested in getting a “behind-the-scenes” look at our giraffe, consider a Wild Encounter: Zoo Encounter program!  Find details here.
  • Consider becoming a Giraffe Volunteer!  For details, visit our Volunteer page.


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