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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.

Penguin Encounter
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

Rhino Encounter
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

Equine Encounter
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

Ectotherm Encounter
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.

  • Admission:

    $20-$40 ($15-$35 for zoo members)

  • Recurrence:

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • 2021-04-11 Wild Encounters at the Sedgwick County Zoo <p><em>WILD ENCOUNTERS ARE CURRENTLY NOT BEING OFFERED DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES</em></p> <p>Wild Encounters at the Sedgwick County Zoo give guests a behind-the-scenes experience they’ll never forget!</p> <p>Encounters must be reserved in advance.</p> <p><strong>Penguin Encounter</strong><br />Thu-Sun | 3pm<br />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! <a title="Penguin Encounter" href="https://scz.org/event/penguin-encounter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Rhino Encounter</strong><br />Thu-Fri | 2pm<br />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. <a title="Rhino Encounter" href="https://scz.org/event/rhino-encounter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Equine Encounter</strong><br />Thu-Sat | 11am<br />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! <a title="Equine Encounter" href="https://scz.org/event/equine-encounter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Ectotherm Encounter</strong><br />Thu-Fri, Sun | 1pm<br />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) <a title="Ectotherm Encounter" href="https://scz.org/event/ectotherm-encounter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Aldabra Tortoise Encounter</strong><br />Sat-Sun | 2pm<br />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) <a title="Tortoise Encounter" href="https://scz.org/event/tortoise-encounter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p class="footnote">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.</p> <p class="footnote">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.</p> 5555 Zoo Blvd. Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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