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Daily Schedule

Don’t miss these fun keeper chats and feeding times. Interact with zoo keepers and learn more about the animals we care for!

All events are offered daily unless otherwise noted. All feeding times are approximate and subject to change. All training demonstrations are weather and staffing dependent.

Winter Schedule
11:00 a.m. (Wednesday and Saturday only) American Barn Poultry House
Animal Encounter

12:30 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday only) Cargill Learning Center
Animal Encounter inside building

2:00 p.m. North America

Bald Eagle chat

2:15 p.m. (Tuesday & Saturday only) Amphibian and Reptile
Snake demonstration, near alligator exhibit

3:00 p.m. Tropics
Mariana Bird Chat, Marianas Island exhibit

3:15 p.m. (Wednesday & Saturday only) Amphibian and Reptile

Aldabra tortoise training

3:30 p.m. Koch Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat 
Ape Chat inside

3:30 p.m. Slawson Family Tiger Trek
Tiger Chat inside tiger building

3:45 p.m. Cessna Penguin Cove
Penguin demonstration

All events are offered daily unless otherwise noted.
All feeding times are approximate and subject to change.
All training demonstrations are weather and staffing dependent.

Winter Schedule: November 2015 through February 2016

Winter Schedule
11:30 a.m. Amphibian and Reptile building
Riverbank feeding

1:15 p.m. Tropics
Bird feeding

1:15 p.m. The Downing Gorilla Forest
Gorilla Feeding – gorilla exhibit (also outdoor exhibit, weather permitting)

2:00 p.m. Children’s Farms
Cow and Horse feeding inside American Barn

2:45 p.m. North America
River otter feeding

4:30 p.m. Children’s Farm
Animals released to night pasture, throughout farm

All events are offered daily unless otherwise noted.
All feeding times are approximate and subject to change.
All training demonstrations are weather and staffing dependent.

Winter Schedule: November 2015 - February 2016

 

All ages • No Cost

No Advance registration required. Encounters held in Cargill Learning Center at 11:00 a.m. Encounters may be canceled without notice.  

  • Jan 4 Mon - Warm & Cuddly
  • Jan 12 Tue - Summer Down
  • Jan 20 Wed - Kansas Day
  • Jan 28 Thu - Mystery Animal
     
  • Feb 1 Mon - Lizard
  • Feb 9 Tue - Lovey-Dovey
  • Feb 17 Wed - Tropics
  • Feb 25 Thu - Cats
     
  • Mar 7 Mon - March Hare
  • Mar 8 Tue - Red
  • Mar 16 Wed - Green
  • Mar 24 Thu - Yellow

All events are offered daily unless otherwise noted.
All feeding times are approximate and subject to change.
All training demonstrations are weather and staff dependent.

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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