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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. 

*Animal shows may change without notice

Animals on Stage

Tues, July 19

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Davi Ann
1 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
2 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Wild Wednesday July 20
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
1 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. NEW! Johnny the Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Sara
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
6 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
7 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thurs, July 21

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
1 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Renzo the Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Fri, July 22

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
1 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Renzo the Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sat, July 23

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. NEW! Johnny the Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Sarah
2 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sun, July 24

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
1 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
2 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Mon, July 25

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Davi Ann
1 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Tues, July 26

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara
NOON Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
1 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ 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

Wild Wednesday July 27
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
6 p.m. NEW! Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
7 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thurs, July 28

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW! Johnny the Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Sara
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Friday, July 29

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON NEW! Johnny the Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma & Sarah
1 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
2 p.m. Renzo the Porcupine @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sat, July 30

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. NEW! Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
1 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
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

Sun, July 31

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
1 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
2 p.m. NEW! Johnny the Serval @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg & Sara
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren

*Animal shows may change without notice

Mon, August 1

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Meg
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
1 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
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

Tues, August 2

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
1 p.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
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

Wild Wednesday August 3
Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Stella the Skunk @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Emma
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sarah
6 p.m. NEW! Amazing Animal Adaptations @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma
7 p.m. Scout the Screech Owl @ Animal Encounter Stage Emma

*Animal shows may change without notice

Thurs, August 4

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Meg
NOON Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Sarah
1 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Apollo the Bobcat @ Animal Encounter Stage Sara & Meg
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Sara

*Animal shows may change without notice

Fri, August 5

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
1 p.m. Gonzo the Chameleon @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
2 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sat, August 6

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Missy
1 p.m. Calvin the Alligator @ Animal Encounter Stage Jake
2 p.m. Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Lauren
3 p.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Jake

*Animal shows may change without notice

Sun, August 7

Zookeeper
10:30 a.m. Crosby the Sloth @ Animal Encounter Stage Davi Ann
11 a.m. Eat That Fish! @ Penguin Pool Lauren
NOON Macaw @ Animal Encounter Stage Meg
1 p.m. Fez the Armadillo @ Animal Encounter Stage Stephanie
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

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