Daily Summer VIP Experiences

2018 Summer Schedule

  • 10:00am VIP Giraffe Training Experience*
    • Go behind-the-scenes and observe our zookeepers at work during a daily giraffe training session! You’ll learn how we care for our giraffes on a daily basis and get to see the inner workings of our giraffe building, while also learning about giraffe conservation issues.
    • Tickets are limited and can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor’s Center or in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.
    • Final Day for 2018: Wednesday, August 29th
  • 11:00am Bald Eagle Chat & Pelican Feeding
    • Program is free to guests; join us in the Aviary!
    • Learn all about bald eagles and American white pelicans during this FREE chat program.
    • A limited number of tickets will be available to feed the pelicans! Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor’s Center or in advance.
    • Final Day for 2018: Wednesday, August 29th
  • 12:00pm VIP: Aldabra Tortoise Experience
    • Go behind-the-scenes and meet Al and Tootie, our giant Aldabra tortoises! You’ll go inside and get a tour of the tortoise exhibit, then have a chance to meet and touch both of our tortoises. Every VIP guest can even take a selfie with Tootie the tortoise!
    • Tickets are limited and must be purchased on arrival at the Visitor’s Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.
    • Final Day for 2018: Wednesday, August 29th
  • 1:00pm African Penguin Chat
    • Program is free to guests; join us in front of the Penguin Exhibit!
    • Learn all about African penguins and conservation related to this endangered species during our FREE chat program. Following the program, ticket holders will get to go INSIDE of the penguin exhibit with a zookeeper and toss fish to the penguins.
    • A limited number of tickets will be available to feed the penguins! Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Visitor’s Center or in advance.
    • Penguins Feedings will continue through October 31st
    • Purchase Tickets
  • 2:00pm River Otter Chat
    • Free to guests; join us at the River Otter Exhibit!
    • Learn all about North American river otters and how we provide fun toys and treats for the animals at the NEW Zoo during this FREE chat program.
    • Final Day for 2018: Wednesday, August 29th

We look forward to seeing you out at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park soon!

*Please note: the Giraffe Training Experience may be unexpectedly unavailable on any given day due to Zookeeper/Veterinary needs. When this happens, we will honor all tickets purchased for the Giraffe Experience to be used at an Aldabra Tortoise Experience, which will be offered on those dates at 10am, in place of the Giraffe program. If you do not wish to go behind-the-scenes at the tortoise exhibit, we will refund your ticket upon request at the Main Entrance building.

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