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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.

Summer Schedule
9:15 a.m. American Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking

10:00 a.m. Children's Farm
Live milking demonstration

11:00 a.m. (Wednesday & Saturday Only) American Barn Poultry House
Animal Encounter

12:15 p.m. American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking

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

2:00 p.m. (Monday & Wednesday Only) American Farm Bee Exhibit
Honeybee Chat

2:00 p.m. North America
Bald Eagle Chat

2:15 p.m. (Tuesday & Saturday Only) Amphibians & Reptiles
Snake Demonstration

2:15 p.m. Children's Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking

2:30 p.m. Pride of the Plains
Meerkat Chat

3:00 p.m. Tropics
Fruit Bat Chat

3:15 p.m. (Wednesday & Saturday) Amphibians & Reptiles
Aldabra Tortoiste Training

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

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

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

4:15 p.m. American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking

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.

 

Summer Schedule: March 2016 - October 2016

 

Summer Schedule
9:00 a.m. Children's Farms
Animals come in from Night Pasture

11:30 a.m. Amphibians & Reptiles
Riverbank Feeding

1:15 p.m. Tropics
Bird Feeding

1:15 p.m. Australia & South America
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 & Horse Feeding inside American Barn

2:45 p.m. North America
River Otter Feeding

4:30 p.m. Children's Farms
Animals released to Night Pasture

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.

Summer Schedule: March 2016 - October 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.   

  • Apr 4 Mon - Slippery
  • Apr 12 Tue - Sticky
  • Apr 20 Wed - Slimy
  • Apr 28 Thu - Slick
     
  • May 2 Mon - South of the Border
  • May 10 Tue - Warm and Cuddly
  • May 18 Wed - Buddies
  • May 26 Thu - Living Alone
     
  • Jun 6 Mon - Reptile
  • Jun 14 Tue - Mammal
  • Jun 22 Wed - Bird
  • Jun 30 Thu -  Amphibian
     
  • Jul 4 Mon - None due to holiday
  • Jul 12 Tue - Red
  • Jul 20 Wed - White
  • Jul 28 Thu - Blue
     
  • Aug 1 Mon - Stripes
  • Aug 9 Tue - Solids
  • Aug 17 Wed - Spots
  • Aug 25 Thu - Splotches
     
  • Sep 5 Mon - None due to holiday
  • Sep 13 Tue - Tropics
  • Sep 21 Wed - Desert
  • Sep 29 Thu - Prairie
     
  • Oct 3 Mon - Hiss
  • Oct 11 Tue - Creep
  • Oct 19 Wed - Crawl
  • Oct 27 Thu - Fly
     
  • Nov 7 Mon - No legs
  • Nov 15 Tue - Four legs
  • Nov 23 Wed- More legs
     
  • Dec 5 Mon - Africa
  • Dec 13 Tue - Australia
  • Dec 21 Wed - South America
  • Dec 29 Thu - North America

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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