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Daily Presentations

Get Up close

Keeper chats, feeds and more.

There’s always something new to see and do at the Zoo. Get up close to animals, chat with a keeper, and more, with scheduled and unscheduled chats and animal encounters! All free with admission or membership.

Daily Schedule

Red Wolf Keeper Chat
10:30am daily
Find out all about these gorgeous animals, saved from near-extinction in the wild with the help of our Zoo.
Red Wolf Woods
Lagoon Keeper Chat
11am Wed, Thur, Sun
Why do we give our fish veggie kebabs? How do we care for so many different kinds? Find out from an aquarist at the Lagoon Keeper Chat!
Polar Bear Keeper Chat
11:30am daily
How tall is a polar bear? How fast can it run? And what color is its fur? (Actually, that's a trick question.) Find out the answers from the people who spend their day caring for our bears.
Arctic Tundra
Wild Wonders Training Demo
Shows daily
Watch keepers train animals in natural behaviors on the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater stage. Bring your questions!
  • 12pm Mon-Fri
  • 12pm, 2:30pm Sat-Sun
Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
Marine Mammal Keeper Chat
12:30pm daily
How do you do a physical on a sea lion? What do otters like to play with? Our keepers are experts in caring for animals, and you can find out how they do it.
Rocky Shores
Elephant Keeper Chat
1pm daily
Mud baths! Yoga! Chewing bamboo! Elephant life is never dull, and our keepers have lots of stories to tell.
Asian elephant
Asia Keeper Chat
1:30pm daily
It's a pretty cool job taking care of a tapir or tiger - but someone's got to do it, right? Come watch our keepers in action as they chat about all our Asian Forest Sanctuary animals.
Asian Forest Sanctuary
Stingray Cove
Open daily
What does a stingray feel like? Come to Stingray Cove and find out! Here you can touch small rays and sharks.
  • 9:15am-12pm, 1-3pm Mon-Fri
  • 9:15am-12pm, 1-4pm Sat-Sun
Stingray Cove
Tidal Touch Zone
Open daily
Feel a soft pink sea star, a spiky purple urchin, a hard crab. The Tidal Touch Zone in the new Pacific Seas Aquarium is where low tide meets your imagination.
  • 9:30am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
  • 9:30am-5pm Sat-Sun
Tidal Touch Zone
Goat feeding
Open daily
We think our goats are adorable! Come feed them, pet them and find out for yourself.
  • 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri
  • 10am-4pm Sat-Sun
Kids’ Zone
Botanical garden tours
10am 1st Sundays
Go round the Zoo with our horticulturalist and discover lush forests, xeriscapes, pollinator gardens and more.
10am first Sunday of the month.
Garden Tours