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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 Encounter Stage Spotlight 2017
    Animal Encounter Stage Spotlight 2017

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday March 20
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Amazing Animal Adaptations @ 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 Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday March 21
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday March 22
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday March 23
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON NEW! Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday March 24
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Jake
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 March 25
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON NEW! Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. NEW! Kookaburra @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sunday March 26
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Monday March 27
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Haley
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann & Sarah
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tuesday March 28
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON NEW! Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wednesday March 29
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW! Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann & Jake
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thursday March 30
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Johnny the African Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. NEW! Baby Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday March 31
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Three-banded Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Alyssa
2 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Haley

*Animal shows may change without notice