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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. Children's Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking - American Barn

10:00 a.m. Children's Farms
Milking Demonstration (dependent on babies) - American Barn

10:45 a.m. Africa
Elephant Training - Inside African Vedlt Building

11:00 a.m. (Wednesday & Saturday) Children's Farms
Animal Encounter - American Farm Yard Between Cows and Poultry House

12:15 p.m. Children's Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking - American Barn

12:30 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday) Cargill Learning Center
Animal Encounter - Inside Building

1:15 p.m. Africa
Elephant Training - Inside African Veldt Building

1:45 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday) South America
Jaguar Chat - Jaguar Exhibit

2:00 p.m. (Monday & Wednesday) Children’s Farms
Honeybee Chat - American Barn Bee Exhibit

2:15 p.m. (Tuesday & Saturday) Amphibians & Reptiles
Snake Demonstration - Near Chinese Alligator Exhibit

2:15 p.m. Children’s Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking - American Barn

2:30 p.m. (Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday) Australia
Wallaby Chat  - Cassowary Statue

3:15 p.m. (Wednesday & Saturday) Amphibians & Reptiles
Tortoise Training - Indoor Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit

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

3:30 p.m. Slawson Family Tiger Trek
Tiger Chat - Tiger Reserve Lodge

3:45 p.m. Cessna Penguin Cove
Penguin Chat - Penguin Exhibit

4:15 p.m. Children’s Farms
Try Your Hand at Milking - American Barn

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.

Summer Schedule: March 2015 - November 2015

 

Summer Schedule
9:00 a.m. Children’s Farms
Animals come in from night pasture - Throughout Farms

11:30 a.m. Amphibians & Reptiles
Riverbank feeding - Riverbank Exhibit

1:15 p.m. Australia/ and South America
Bird feeding - Throughout exhibit

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

2:15 p.m. (Sunday only) Amphibians & Reptiles
Alligator feeding - Chinese alligator exhibit

2:45 p.m. North America
River Otter feeding - River Otter Exhibit

4:30 p.m. Children’s Farms
Animals Released to Night Pasture - Throughout Farms

All feeding times are approximate and subject to change.

Summer Schedule: March 2015 - November 2015

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. 

  • Mar 2 Mon - The Eyes of March
  • Mar 10 Tue - Grassland Animals
  • Mar 18 Wed - Going Green
  • Mar 26 Thu - Amazing Jumpers
     
  • Apr 6 Mon - Slippery
  • Apr 14 Tue - Sticky
  • Apr 22 Wed - Slimy
  • Apr 30 Thu - Slick
     
  • May 4 Mon - Reptile
  • May 12 Tue - Bird
  • May 20 Wed - Amphibian
  • May 28 Thu - Mammal
     
  • Jun 1 Mon - No Legs
  • Jun 9 Tue - Four Legs
  • Jun 17 Wed - More Legs
  • Jun 25 Thu - Two Legs

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 12, 2015 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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