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

Thursday, August 17

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, August 18

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
2 p.m. NEW Native to Nebraska @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Saturday, August 19

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Two-toed Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday, August 20

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
1 p.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Sarah
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday, August 21

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Laughing Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday, August 22

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Two-toed Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wild Wednesday, August 23

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara
6 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
7 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday, August 24

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
1 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, August 25

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW Jake the Boa Constrictor @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. NEW Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley

*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