Is there a Zoo animal you’d love to meet? Reserving a private Animal Meet ‘n Greet may be right for you! Our Animal Meet ‘n Greet program includes a private encounter with your choice of Animal Ambassador for you and up to 4 guests (ages 5+). A Zoo Educator will provide the personal story of your new animal friend and facilitate a touching and/or feeding opportunity. Photography for personal use is permitted (no flash).
Animal Meet ‘n Greet programs take place at the Zoo, in one of our education classrooms, or in the animal’s habitat, at the Zoo’s discretion.
Meet ‘n Greet eligible animals include:
Wallaby (Irwin) Porcupine (Polk or Pierce) Galapagos Tortoise (Boxie) Cockatoo (Milo) Savannah Monitor Lizard (Izzy) American Alligator (Izod) Armadillo (Rica, Rosetta, or Arlo) New Guinea Singing Dog (Kina or Motu) Prairie Dog (Crackers) Screech Owl (Otis) Boa constrictor (Julius Squeezer)
Additional Animal Ambassadors may be available upon request. We’re sorry, primates, otters, and eagles are not eligible for this program.
Animal Meet ‘n Greet reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance, subject to availability. If your selected animal becomes unavailable for any reason you will be given the option of rescheduling or selecting an alternate animal.
Program fee $25 (Gift certificates available). Includes up to 5 participants, ages 5+ only.
Email or call the Zoo Education office at 765-807-1546 to schedule