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.

Animal Interactions

When What Where
9:30am-2:30pm Giraffe Feeding Giraffe Ridge
9:30am-3:00pm Goat Encounter Children’s Zoo
9:45am-2:30pm Animal Encounter Africa
1:00pm Camel Feeding Wildlife Canyon

Early Entry

Early-Entry-Icon-150x150Members and Zoo Adventure Ticket (ZAT) ticket holders can enter the Zoo at 9am from March 12 – 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

Cheetah Encounter

See cheetahs do what they do best…run!! At the Cathryn Hilker Running Yard, Monday & Friday at noon, and Saturday and Sunday shows at 2pm & 3pm.


Wings of Wonder

Watch birds fly, call, mimic, climb and outsmart their trainers. Flights take off Spring 2017. 

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Wings of Wonder Bird Show Sponsored by: Ameritas_Bison_tag_color

Blakely’s Barnyard Bonanza

You can be a part of the show in the newly renovated Barnyard Bonanza Show area in the Children’s Zoo, Thursday – Monday at 11am.

barnyard bonanza