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Tortoise Encounter

Wild Encounters

Get to know the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Go into the tortoise habitat with a keeper to learn about Aldabras in the wild, meet the 3 who call SCZ their home and feed them a snack.

Zoo admission or membership ID is required. Admission is not included in the cost of the Encounter ticket. Encounters for children 2 and under are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a ticket for the encounter. Maximum capacity for Tortoise Encounters is 5 guests. Groups will not be guaranteed private encounters unless they purchase all 5 spaces.

Please arrive at the entrance of the Amphibians and Reptiles building 10 minutes prior to scheduled encounter. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated. Encounters are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled if canceled more than 48 hours in advance. Sedgwick County Zoo reserves the right to cancel and reschedule encounters for any reason such as weather or animal welfare concerns.

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