Event Extras

Hosting an event at the Zoo in one of our rental venues? Consider enhancing your event with an animal encounter designed to compliment Zoo educational programs and facility rentals.

Booking Information


Two weeks advance notice required. To book an animal encounter, mention your interest during the event rental process email us or call 785-587-2737.

Live Animal Experience Programs


Hosting an event at the Zoo or bringing a group out for a tour of the animal exhibit trails? A live animal encounter makes the perfect, wild addition. Animal encounters are available on-site at the Zoo only.

Fees & What's Included


$100 per one hour program with two animal experience options. During the hour long program, trained Zoo staff will be at your gathering and highlight animal ambassadors including, but not limited to: feeding our Sulcata Tortoise or interacting with three of our other animal ambassadors! These animals include Indian Star Tortoise, Box Turtle, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Bearded Dragon, Ball Python, and Silver Fox Rabbit. Animals are selected by Zoo staff at time of program based on current care and feeding needs.

Interested in the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors Visiting Your Group? Considering booking a Zoo Ambassador Program; a 30 to 45 minute, educational program featuring our animal ambassadors. Or check out additional ways we can bring the Zoo to you, including customized programming tailored to your group's needs.