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Up-Close Encounters

Get closer to a critically endangered species, the Black Rhino, and experience your Zoo in a whole new way! Your Up-Close Encounter will start with a personal mini-tour with one of our Educators.  Once you reach your location, one of our Animal Care staff will facilitate a unique experience with our Black Rhinos. 

Price includes Zoo admission.


Rhino Feeding Experience for October: 10/16/2021
Feed one of our rhinos in the Rare Rhinos of Africa day room.

Programs are limited to no more than 6 participants.  If you have fewer than six in your party, you may be joined by other participants, not to exceed six people total. Children must be at least 3 to feed animals.  Every group must include at least one adult (ages 18 and up), and everyone ages 2 and up must be registered to attend the program.  

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  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.