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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

10:45 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

1:30 p.m. South America Exhibit
Jaguar Chat - Jaguar Exhibit

1:45 p.m. Koch Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat
Ape Chat - Indoor KOCH Lobby

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. (Saturday & Sunday) African Painted Dog Exhibit
African Painted Dog Chat

3:15 p.m. (Wednesday & Saturday) Amphibians & Reptiles
Tortoise Training - Indoor Aldabra Tortoise 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 2014 - November 2014

Summer Schedule

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

11:45 a.m. Amphibians & Reptiles
Riverbank Feeding - Riverbank Exhibit

1:15 p.m. Jungle
Bird Feeding - Throughout Exhibit

1:15 p.m. Australia/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) Amphibians & Reptiles
Alligator Feeding - Chinese Alligator Exhibit

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

2:45 p.m. (Monday & Thursday) Jungle
Jungle Fish Feeding - Jungle Lake

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 2014 - November 2014

All ages • No Cost

No Advance registration required. Encounters held in Cargill Learning Center. Encounters may be canceled without notice. 

  • Apr 7 Mon - Slippery Animals
  • Apr 8 Tue - Sticky Animals
  • Apr 16 Wed - Soft Animals
  • May 5 Mon - South of the Border
  • May 13 Tue - Animals Without Borders
  • May 21 Wed - North of the Border
  • May 29 Thu - On the Border

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 6, 2014 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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