Animal Feedings

Animal Feedings

Close encounters they’ll remember for a lifetime

Here are what people are saying about their animal encounters

"We could tell the staff cared deeply about the animals. They watched over them closely explaining behaviour which was very interesting. They also took the time to make sure our six year old grandson experienced everything while being careful to protect him and the animals. Very impressed!"

"The experience more than met our expectations - our grandson loved it!"

"Our facilitators were very enthusiastic, especially Joey!"

For more information see our Frequently Ask Questions below, or email

Have the unforgettable adventure of a close-up animal encounter with your family!

Giraffe Feedings!

Open daily, Memorial weekend - September 4 and weekends, September 5 - October 1.

Times: May 27 - June 16, daily at 11:30am. June 17 - September 4, daily at 11:30 am & 2:30 pm. September 5 - October 1, weekends at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Please note: A limited number of feeds available during the session.

Price: $5 per participant; $4 for Zoo members
Tickets can be purchased at a booth just after the Jambo Junction/Serengeti Cafe. Giraffe Feeding tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis, and there is no advanced registration.

Groups may split the food, and take turns feeding the animals. Children must be age 3 and older to participate.

Harbor Seal Encounter!

Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba, in their newly renovated exhibit!

April 1 - October 1, 2017

Times: 2:00 pm

April 1 - June 11 (Saturdays & Sundays), June 15 - August 31 (Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, closed on June 24 & August 26), and September 2 - October 1 (Saturdays & Sundays).

Price: $25 per person. Pre-registration is required.

Please note: Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and children ages 5 - 11 must be accompanies by a paying adult. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible. There will be no refunds available unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.

Frequently Asked Questions