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Animal Encounter Stage

Animal Encounter Stage

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 Apollo the Bobcat, Renzo the Porcupine, Fez the Armadillo, Scout the Owl, Elliot the Macaw, ZanDaam the Boa Constrictor, Crosby the Two-Toed Sloth, Liv the Wallaby, Calvin the baby Alligator and more! The Animal Encounter Stage can seat 75 to 100 guests at one time. In 2014, the opening year for the stage, over 20,000 guests got to see animals up close!

*Animal shows may change without notice

Mon, June 29


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
2 p.m.
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tues, June 30


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
2 p.m.
Armadillo
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wed, July 1
Wild Wednesday

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Alyssa
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
2 p.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

6 p.m.
Armadillo
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
7 p.m.
Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thurs, July 2


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Baby Alligator
@Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Boa Constrictor
@Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
2 p.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Fri, July 3


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Armadillo
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
2 p.m.
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sat, July 4


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
1 p.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
2 p.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sun, July 5


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
1 p.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
2 p.m.
Porcupine
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Mon, July 6


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
1 p.m.
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
2 p.m.
Bobcat
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tues, July 7


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
1 p.m.
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
2 p.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wed, July 8
Wild Wednesday

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
1 p.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
2 p.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

6 p.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
7 p.m.
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thurs, July 9


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
1 p.m.
Armadillo
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Sarah
2 p.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Fri, July 10


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
1 p.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
2 p.m.
Porcupine
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sat, July 11


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Baby Alligator
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Chameleon
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
1 p.m.
Boa Constrictor
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
2 p.m.
Macaw
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sun, July 12


Zookeeper
10:30 a.m.
Tawny Frogmouth
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Meg
11 a.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

NOON
Screech Owl
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
1 p.m.
Armadillo
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Taylor
2 p.m.
Porcupine
@ Animal Encounter Stage
Emma
3 p.m.
Eat That Fish!
@ Penguin Pool

*Animal shows may change without notice

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