Animal Encounter Stage

Animal Encounter Stage
Presented by Bryan Health


Come experience animals closer than ever before at the Animal Encounter Stage! 

The Animal Encounter Stage, one of the top animal encounters in the nation, gives guests a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet their favorite animals up close and talk with real zookeepers. Four or more shows run daily with over 20 animals rotating through the schedule. Featured animals include Renzo the porcupine, Fez the armadillo, Johnny the African serval, Scout the owl, Elliot the macaw, Jake the boa constrictor, Steve the baby alligator and more! The Animal Encounter Stage can seat up to 100 guests at one time. 

Animals on Stage

Saturday, August 11

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage JoHanna
1 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Steve the Baby American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday, August 12

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage JoHanna
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Flemish Giant Rabbit @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
1 p.m. Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday, August 13

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Jake the Red-tailed Boa @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool JoHanna
NOON Steve the Baby American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Nathan
1 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Stella the Striped Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Amanda
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday, August 14

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Nathan & Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage JoHanna
1 p.m. Native Nebraska @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday, August 15

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool JoHanna
NOON Stella the Striped Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Amanda
1 p.m. Flemish Giant Rabbit @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
2 p.m. Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn
6 p.m. Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
7 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday, August 16

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Steve the Baby American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Jake the Red-tailed Boa @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, August 17

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Steve the Baby American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn

*Animal shows may change without notice

Saturday, August 18

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Native Nebraska @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
1 p.m. Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday, August 19

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Stella the Striped Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
1 p.m. Jake the Red-tailed Boa @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn
Monday, August 20

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool JoHanna
NOON Flemish Giant Rabbit @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
1 p.m.
@ Animal Encounter Stage
2 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday, August 21

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Nathan & Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
1 p.m.
@ Animal Encounter Stage
2 p.m. Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage JoHanna
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Caitlyn

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday, August 22

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Amanda
NOON Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m.
@ Animal Encounter Stage
2 p.m. Native Nebraska @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool JoHanna
6 p.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann & Emma
7 p.m. Steve the Baby American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400