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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 Apollo the bobcat, Renzo the porcupine, Fez the armadillo, Scout the owl, Elliot the macaw, Jake the boa constrictor, Crosby the sloth, Steve the baby alligator and more! The Animal Encounter Stage can seat up to 100 guests at one time. 

Animals on Stage

Tuesday, October 10

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Laruen
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday, October 11

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday, October 12

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara and Davi Ann
2 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, October 13

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Nathan
3 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Saturday, October 14

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Nathan
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday, October 15

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Native to Nebraska @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara and Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday, October 16

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Zoo Last Day!

Tuesday, October 17

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. NEW Banjo the Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice