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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, 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

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday September 20
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg
NOON Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday September 21
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Calvin the American Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday September 22
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday September 23
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Meg
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
2 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Saturday September 24
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. NEW! Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday September 25
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW! Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday September 26
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday September 27
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday September 28
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann & Meg
2 p.m. NEW! Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday September 29
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday September 30
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW! Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg
NOON Renzo the Prehensile-tailed Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

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

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday October 2
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
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

Monday October 3
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
2 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday October 4
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday October 5
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday October 6
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Fez the Three-Banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday October 7
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Meg
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON NEW! Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. NEW! Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Saturday October 8
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephaine
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday October 9
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann & Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

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