Activities and Shows

Bookworms Reading Program

Join local celebrities or Zoo Educators for a free story time and animal encounter.

    Saturdays at 1 p.m.

    Location: KELOLAND Education Center at the Great Plains Zoo

    Cost: Free with Zoo admission.


Creature Features

Meet some of our Education animals at these daily encounters, presented by our Junior Zookeepers!

   Closed for the season.


Giraffe Feedings

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Feed a Giraffe at the Zoo! Giraffe feedings are available on weekends throughout the summer.

May 22 - September 7, 2015 (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Weekends Only: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

Location: African Savannah

Cost: $5.00 for one bundle of kale (includes tax).


Watch A Zookeeper Feed an Animal

Watch a Zookeeper feed a Primate or a Penguin at our daily animal feedings.

May 22 - September 7, 2015 (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Daily (no feedings on Thursdays) at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


  • Primate Feeding at 2 p.m. at the Primate building
  • Penguin Feeding at 2:30 p.m. at the Penguin building

Cost: Free with Zoo admission.


Zookeeper Chats

Learn more about your favorite animals and meet some of the people who take care of the animals during daily Zookeeper Chats.

May 22 - September 7, 2015 (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Location: At that animal's exhibit.

Cost: Free with Zoo admission

Zookeeper Chat Schedule (subject to change, please check with guest services upon your arrival to the Zoo)


11:30 a.m.

3:00 p.m.


Amur Tigers

Komodo Dragon
(weather permitting)





Black Bear

Snow Monkeys





Snow Monkeys

Galopagos Tortoise



Red Pandas


Brown Bear

Komodo Dragon