Daily Events

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.

Just like with your home, sometimes our animal's homes need repair. For the safety of our residents, and those working on the repairs, animals will be required to be in behind-the-scenes areas for the work to be done. Unfortunately that means you might not get to see them on your visit.

We'll try to keep this information as up-to-date as possible. Please know that there are emergencies that might pop up.

Please be sure to check at the Admissions windows for the most current information.

Animals Temporarily Off Exhibit

  • African painted dogs - Africa
    Return: Wednesday, 9/02/2015

Exhibits Temporarily Closed
None at this time

Attractions & Services Temporarily Closed
None at this time

Animals Off Exhibit Long Term

  • Tree Kangaroos - Australia & South America
    Return: Spring 2016
  • Wallaroos - Australia & South America
    Return: End of September
  • Yellow Anaconda - Amphibians & Reptiles building
    Return: Unknown

Exhibits Closed Long Term
None at this time

Attractions & Services Closed Long Term

  • Boat Tours - Closed during construction of Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley
    Reopen: Spring of 2016
Catch a Keeper
9:15 a.m.  American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking
10:45 a.m.  Africa
Elephant training Inside Elephant Exhibit
11:00 a.m.   American Farm
(Wednesday & Saturday) Animal Encounter American Farm Yard Between Cows and Poultry House
12:15 p.m.  American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking
12:30 p.m.   Cargill Learning Center
(Saturday & Sunday) Animal Encounter inside the building
1:15 p.m.  Africa
Elephant training inside African Veldt Building
1:45 p.m.  South America
Jaguar Chat at Jaguar Exhibit
2:00 p.m.  American Farm
(Monday & Wednesday) Honeybee Chat at Bee Exhibit
2:15 p.m.   Amphibians & Reptiles
(Tuesday & Saturday) Snake Demonstration Near Chinese Alligator Exhibit
2:15 p.m.  American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking
2:30 p.m.  Australia
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday) Wallaby Chat at Cassowary statue
3:15 p.m.   Amphibians & Reptiles
(Wednesday & Saturdays) Aldabra Tortoise Training Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit
3:30 p.m.  Slawson Family Tiger Trek
Tiger Chat in Tiger Reserve Lodge
3:30 p.m.  Koch Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat
Chimpanzee Chat
3:45 p.m.  Cessna Penguin Cove
Penguin demonstration Penguin Exhibit
4:15 p.m.  American Farm
Try Your Hand at Milking
Feeding 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.  The Downing Gorilla Forest
Gorilla feeding inside exhibit building (also outdoor exhibit, weather permitting)
1:15 p.m.  Australia/South America
Bird Feeding Throughout exhibit
2:00 p.m.  Children's Farms
Cow and horse feeding inside American Barn
2:15 p.m.  Amphibians & Reptiles
(Sunday) Alligator Feeding
2:45 p.m.  North America
River otter feeding
4:30 p.m.  Children's Farms
Animals released to night pasture
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