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, ZanDaam the Boa Constrictor, Crosby the Two-Toed Sloth, Liv the Wallaby, Calvin the baby Alligator and more! The Animal Encounter Stage can seat up to 100 guests at one time. 

Animals on Stage

Saturday, June 24

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah & Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
1 p.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday, June 25

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
1 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday, June 26

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Two-toed Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
1 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday, June 26

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
1 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday, June 27

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wild Wednesday, June 28

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
1 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
6 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
7 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday, June 29

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
1 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
2 p.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, June 23

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
1 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
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

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400