Stop by the Welcome Center in Vine Street Village to see daily updates about feeding times, special encounters and other tips to help you make the most of your visit. Click here to see a pdf of the encounter schedule.

Early Entry

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) ticket holders can enter the Zoo at 9am from March 11 – October 31 (one full hour before the Zoo opens to the public!).

Early Entry Schedule

As our most loyal guests, experience the special events below and get a choice parking spot!

Animal Programs

For more info about the animal experiences below, click here.

Kroger Cheetah Encounter

Watch a variety of our feline friends demonstrate their amazing natural abilities including the fastest land animal, the cheetah.

The Zoo partners with the Joanie Bernard Foundation to spread the word about housecat spay and neutering programs available at low cost or no cost.

Cheetah Encounter Sponsored by: 

Ameritas Wings of Wonder

Watch birds fly, call, mimic, climb and outsmart their trainers. Flights take off spring 2018. 

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Wings of Wonder Bird Encounter Sponsored by: Ameritas_Bison_tag_color

Blakely’s Barnyard Bonanza

Meet our clever farm friends and get a chance to be part of the fun.

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