2020 Season: May 25-October 31

Giraffe Encounters

NOTICE: Giraffe Encounters will not be available when we are able to open for our 2020 season. At this time we cannot guarantee if/when they will be available for 2020, so please check back for updates.

Weather Permitting: Giraffe encounters are available weekends from mid-May to mid-September as long as it is at least 60°F and not raining. If the weather looks questionable, please give us a call at 1-800-258-9182 to find out whether or not they are available that day.

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

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 (and on busy days at the Information Booth).  Giraffe Encounters cannot be reserved and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  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.
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