Wild Encounters at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Various Times, April 11, 2021 | Sedgwick County Zoo
This event has been postponed and will be moved to its new date once rescheduled.
WILD ENCOUNTERS ARE CURRENTLY NOT BEING OFFERED DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
Wild Encounters at the Sedgwick County Zoo give guests a behind-the-scenes experience they’ll never forget!
Encounters must be reserved in advance.
Thu-Sun | 3pm
Experience the Cessna Penguin Cove from the inside! Go behind the scenes with a penguin keeper to learn what it takes to care for our Humboldt Penguins and what SCZ is doing to help them in the wild. Venture out into the penguin habitat for a wild encounter you'll never forget! Details
Thu-Fri | 2pm
Get up close and personal with the rhinos at SCZ. You'll have the rhinos - literally - eating out of your hands while you chat with a rhino keeper and learn how we care for them at the Zoo and how you can help protect them in the wild. Details
Thu-Sat | 11am
Venture into the equine yards of the American Farm and learn all about the horses, donkeys, and other equine at SCZ. If you've ever wondered what the Poitou's long corded hair feels like, this encounter is for you! Details
Thu-Fri, Sun | 1pm
Meet everyone slimy, scaly, creepy, and crawly inside the ectotherm room in the Education department, and even have the opportunity to touch a few! (must be 5 or older) Details
Aldabra Tortoise Encounter
Sat-Sun | 2pm
Get to know the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Go into the tortoise habitat with a keeper to learn about Aldabras in the wild, meet the 3 who call SCZ their home and feed them a snack. (May-September) Details
Zoo admission or membership ID is required. Admission is not included in the cost of the Encounter ticket. Encounters for children 2 and under are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a ticket for the encounter. Each encounter has a maximum capacity. Groups will not be guaranteed private encounters unless they purchase all spaces in that encounter.
Please arrive at the location 10 minutes prior to scheduled encounter. Late arrivals are not able to be accommodated. Encounters are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled if canceled more than 48 hours in advance. Sedgwick County Zoo reserves the right to cancel and reschedule encounters for any reason such as weather or animal welfare concerns.
$20-$40 ($15-$35 for zoo members)
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday