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New Summer Premium Experiences June – August 2024
All Premium Experiences must be booked 48 hours in advance using the Purchase Experience link above.

  • Big Cat Premium Experience – Offered Thursdays, 10:30 am, Limit 4 people, ages 10+. Cost $350 Purchase Now
    Perfect for any big cat lover, this experience offers you a 45-minute adventure with our carnivore department. Watch training sessions with big cats, help prepare diets, provide treats for certain cats, and have an up close and personal experience learning about the lions, lynx, and clouded leopards. General admission to the zoo is included. Learn More about this Experience.


  • Giraffe Premium Experience – Offered Mondays, 3:15 pm, Limit 4 people, all ages. Cost $350 Purchase Now
    Go behind the scenes for a 45-minute experience to learn about Giraffes, Benjamin, and Akayla, along with their friends ostrich Netty, Poppy, and Clover. Watch and learn how the giraffes are shifted in for their evening feedings, receive an exclusive tour of the giraffe barn, and help prepare and feed diets. General admission to the zoo is included. Learn more about this experience.


  • Junior Zookeeper for a Day – Offered Saturdays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Limit 1 child age 10-16. Cost $399 Purchase Now
    Become a Junior Zookeeper for a day as you go behind the scenes and get a crash course in Zookeeping 101.  Work alongside zookeepers to clean and feed contact barn animals, prepare enrichment for animals in the Americas area, including Boodah the American Black Bear, and participate in animal training sessions. General admission to the zoo is included. Learn more about this experience.In the event of severe weather conditions, you will be contacted to reschedule your experience.


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