VIP Experiences

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Summer VIP Experiences are suspended for the 2020 season.

 

 

During the summer months, the NEW Zoo features a variety of fun, educational programs throughout the day. Many of these programs are free for zoo guests to attend, but a few opportunities are also available for guests to purchase “VIP Tickets” to gain access to some very special experiences. These “VIP Experiences” include feeding the pelicans, feeding the penguins, and seeing a private lion training program! Check out the daily schedule below and purchase tickets in advance before your visit by following the links provided.

Please note: admission to the NEW Zoo is required for entry into the Zoo to enjoy any of the following programs

African Penguin Feeding

  • Join us in front of the Penguin Exhibit (near the bridge, not the underwater viewing space)
  • $10 tickets available for optional VIP Penguin Feeding (tickets required for anyone wishing to feed the penguin, regardless of age)
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult into the feeding area
  • Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor Center OR purchased online in advance
  • Only 5 tickets are available per day
  • Daily Penguin Feedings are currently unavailable. If you’re interested in a private Penguin Encounter program, visit this page for details

VIP Lion Training Experience

  • $10 per person aged 3 and above; Kids under 3 free
  • Children under the age of 15 MUST be accompanied by at least 1 adult ticket-holder
  • Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor Center OR purchased online in advance
  • Only 10 tickets are available per day
  • Check back for Summer 2021 schedule!

River Otter Feeding

  • ¬†Join us at the River Otter Exhibit!
  • $10 tickets available for VIP Otter Feeding (tickets required for anyone wishing to feed the otters, regardless of age)
  • Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor Center OR purchased online in advance
  • Only 5 tickets are available per day
  • Check back for Summer 2021 Schedule!

Bald Eagle Chat & Pelican Feeding

  • FREE Chat! Join us in the Aviary Exhibit
  • $10 tickets available for optional VIP Pelican Feeding (tickets required for anyone wishing to feed the pelican, regardless of age)
  • Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor Center OR purchased online in advance
  • Only 6 tickets are available per feeding session
  • Check back for Summer 2021 Schedule!

Animal Amphitheater Presentation

  • FREE experience! Meet an animal in the Education Amphitheater, located near the Endangered Species Carousel
  • Each presentation will feature a different animal
  • Check back for 2021 Schedule!

 

 

 

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