SATURDAY ZOOKEEPER (9-14Y)
Since 1997, this program has provided opportunities for children to learn the complexities of caring for animals in captivity as well as putting those skills to use. Children learn proper handling, care and feeding, and biology of many animals as well as other aspects of captive animal management. One off-site field trip broadens their learning experience. Older students have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while mentoring younger participants.
The Animal Encounter Program is a 30-minute experience that gives people an opportunity to have a close up and safe encounter with one of our star animals. This is a unique experience between you and a friend, the animal keeper, and the animal you choose. During this time, you will also learn how we care for the animal, how we interact with it, and learn about its natural history. All funds generated from this program go directly back into supporting their care! For more information, or to set up an encounter, contact Rob Carmichael, Curator.
|18' Burmese Python "Dorothy"||$100|
|250 lb Alligator Snapping Turtle "Bruno"||$100|
|American Alligator "Casanova"||$100|
|Barred Owl "Cy"||$75|
|Venomous Reptile Experience||$75|
|Three-Banded Armadillo "Archie Roomba"||$75|
|Water Monitors "Grug and Gia" (once owned by Nicolas Cage)||$75|
ADULT VIP BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCE
The Wildlife Discovery Center can provide a unique experience for you and your friends: a VIP tour of the facility. This is an opportunity to get "behind the scenes" and interact with some of our most interesting animals. Whether you wish to make arrangements for an intimate group, or incorporate the experience into part of a celebration or special event, we can work with you to make it happen. Enhance a reception or cocktail hour with interactive tours of the exhibits with trained staff. Pricing is based on the number of staff members needed to provide support for this 90-minute experience.
Sit back and let your child have the best wildlife experience ever for his/her birthday! We can provide an entertaining, interactive and educational experience at the WDC for a birthday or other celebration!
- 90-minute party includes:
- Staff setup of room, tables and chairs
- 30-45 minutes wildlife program (featuring live animals)
- Coloring sheets provided upon request
- Room for the party with tables and chairs
- Refreshments and decorations are the responsibility of the host.
- Private party hours are Saturday or Sunday, between 10:30am to 3pm
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE||RESIDENT FEE||NON-RESIDENT FEE|
|Up to 30 people||$395||$474|
|Up to 50 people||$475||$570|
For date/form requests, contact one of our Program Coordinators:
Zach Bulich - Lead Keeper/Supervisor
Amelia Larsen - Lead Keeper/Supervisor
Becca Tucker - Lead Keeper/Supervisor
Alyssa Voss - Lead Keeper/Supervisor