Are you a reptile lover? Want to meet some of our beloved, scaly family members?
During this encounter you will:

  • Toss some chow to our gators then head into our Scutes Family Gallery to get an up-close look at a few of our snakes and lizards
  • Type of snake and lizard will be chosen the day of the encounter by animal keeper staff for the best experience
  • Hear stories and learn about keeper husbandry and training of these amazing creatures
  • Includes the opportunity to toss food to the gators and the opportunity to touch a snake or lizard

Details:

– Contact us at least one week in advance to schedule this Encounter.
– The number of people permitted is dependent upon the animal chosen, and subject to the discretion of Zoo staff at the time of booking.
– Some experiences may be limited to fewer participants.
– Children 2 years old and under are FREE, may attend unless otherwise noted (often with restrictions), and they do no count toward the total group size (group size is subject to specific animal requirements).
– What you do or experience during the encounter can vary depending upon the animal chosen.
– Typical encounters include helping to feed the animal (with appropriate feeding utensils), or giving enrichment items and watching them interact.
– You will get to meet the keeper(s) and take photos of the animal(s) behind-the-scenes.

*Note: All encounters will be conducted in a protected contact situation. In most cases touching the animal will not be available.

Days & Times:

Scheduled daily, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Encounters are 30 minutes long, with the animal of your choice.

Cost:

$353 per encounter for up to four people.
Additional people, if permitted, can be added for $75.75 per person.
Includes admission to the Zoo for the day.
Payment in full will be required upon booking.

– $3 from the cost of your Animal Encounter is applied directly to Quarters for Conservation.
– 75¢ from the cost for each additional person, if permitted, is applied directly to Quarters for Conservation.
– Each Encounter group is given twelve Q4C tokens upon arrival for voting at the Quarters for Conservation token kiosks, to show their support for the conservation projects that inspire them.

To Schedule:

Encounters need to be scheduled at least (1) one week ahead of your date/time.
Cancellations will be refunded with a minimum 24 hours notice. Rescheduling may be available.

Email [email protected]
or call 719-424-7874