All Shows and Presentations are Weather Permitting and subject to change. Please call 1-800-258-9182 ahead if the weather may be a factor.
Live Animal Presentations at the EARTH Discovery Center
Location: EARTH Discovery Center stage
Stop by the EARTH Discovery Center to watch one of our live presentations and meet a few of our animal ambassadors! Shows at EARTH focus on educating others about environmental issues including animal ecology, adaptations, endangered species, and more.
Did you know you can also go inside the EARTH Discovery Center? Be sure to step inside after the show and see a few more of our education animals up close and ask our education coordinators your animal related questions!
September & October – Weekends Only
Animals featured in presentations will be posted at the zoo’s entrance and at the EARTH Discovery Center
Bird Presentations at the Bird Show Arena
Location: Bird Show Arena
Learn more about some of our beautiful and intelligent birds during these informative shows presented by our bird trainers and EARTH Limited! We offer three different bird presentations: Avian Adventures, Bird Brains, and Wild Wings. Audiences will see a variety of birds and learn about topics including natural behaviors, how our avian team trains our birds, and parrot conservation efforts. Some lucky visitors may even get to participate in a training session!
You may want a bring a dollar or two! Our sun conures, Polly and Piper, will be flying during some shows to retrieve them from you! Half of the donations they collect will be given to The Bird Endowment to build nest boxes for wild Blue-throated Macaws (a critically endangered species), and half will be used to purchase toys and enrichment supplies to help keep our birds happy and healthy!
September 4th to October 31st – Daily
11:30am Avian Adventures
1:00pm Wild Wings
Photo credit: Raya Sultan Al-Hashmi
Ask the Zoo Crew Stage
Location: Zoo Crew Stage (in front of Patagonian Cavy habitat)
Stop by the Ask the Zoo Crew Stage, located just before the Patagonian Cavy habitat, to learn from our animal care staff, interns, and docents! A member of our zoo crew will be available at this location with an animal or educational artifact to educate and answer visitor questions.
The Zoo Crew schedule will be posted daily at the entrance and at the Zoo Crew Stage.
Sloth Keeper Talks
Location: The upper sloth habitat (next to chimpanzee habitat and across from the EARTH Discovery Center)
Watch Jenny the sloth eat her lunch and ask our keepers your sloth questions! Our new sloth keeper talks provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about sloth behavior and conservation directly from our keepers.
*Visitors cannot touch or feed sloths during keeper talks.
June through August – Daily at 2:00pm
Location: Hyena Habitat
Want to learn more about our pair of spotted hyenas? Stop by their habitat to see our keepers feed them! This is a great opportunity to learn about these fascinating carnivores and to ask our keepers questions.
Please be aware that dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Scheduled Hyena Feeding Times (Click to Expand List)
- Wednesday, May 2nd 2:30pm
- Saturday, May 5th 2:30pm
- Friday, May 25th 2:30pm
- Wednesday, June 6th 2:30pm
- Sunday, June 10th 2:30pm
- Friday, June 29th 2:30pm
- Wednesday, July 4th 2:30pm
- Sunday, July 22 2:30pm
- Friday, July 27 2:30pm
- Wednesday, August 1st 2:30pm
- Saturday, August 4th 2:30pm
- Sunday, August 12th 2:30pm
- Sunday, August 19th 2:30pm
- Friday, August 31st 2:30pm
- Wednesday, September 5th 2:30pm
- Friday, September 28th 2:30pm