2021 Zoo Season: April 12 - October 31 2021 Visitor Info

Giraffe Encounters

Note: The giraffe habitat is open daily during the season for all zoo visitors to view the giraffes.

Giraffe Encounters will be available starting around mid-May.

Giraffe Encounters include a short presentation followed by the amazing experience of getting up close & personal to feed these beautiful creatures. Please do not try to touch or pet the giraffes during your encounter.

Tickets are limited for Giraffe Encounters and can be purchased at the Main Entrance of the Zoo. Giraffe Encounters cannot be reserved in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. Gift certificates cannot be purchased for giraffe encounters. We advise you to please purchase your tickets for Giraffe Encounters early on the day of your visit as they often sell out very quickly and we have a limited supply per each feeding.

Participant Age Guidelines:

  • Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult into the encounter area to help them hold their portion of browse.
  • Only one giraffe encounter ticket is required for a child aged 7 or under and the adult helping them. If encounter tickets are purchased for both the child and the assisting adult, then the child and adult will each receive one piece of browse.