- Visit the Zoo
- Zoo Information
- Animal Hospital/Wildlife Rehab
Each on-grounds encounter lasts 20-30 minutes, includes photo opportunities and a Q&A session. Encounters are available 7 days a week from 10:30-3:00 based on availability and weather. Receive a 10% discount when you purchase 3 or more encounters at one time.
+ $5 for each additional person up to the maximum.
One (1) adult for every 3 children under 12 years of age is required.
Requests for Extraordinary Zoo Encounters must be scheduled with a minimum of two weeks advance notice. Gift certificates are available and may be purchased at the front gate, the main office, or by phone at 417-833-1570. For more information or to schedule, contact Melissa Dickson, Asia & Education Senior Keeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.