Welcome to Special Zoo Experiences!
Our Special Zoo Experiences give guests opportunities to
discover the Zoo beyond the usual Zoo visit. Each Experience is
unique and brings participants closer to the beauty and wonder
of the natural world, and each will let participants learn
more about the vital animal conservation mission of the
An Animal Art Adventure will take up to
four guests behind the scenes where one of our talented animal artists
will create a personalized painting to take home. Guests will meet the artist
and learn what makes them unique in our collection, as well as help
choose colors for their painting. With four different art
adventures to choose from — Elephant, Penguin, Pinniped and our
newest option, Dolphin — there is a special experience for every
The Dolphin In-Water Adventure gives guests the opportunity to
meet our dolphins up close and personal with an experience of a
lifetime. Participants will meet a dolphin in the pool, learn
hand signals for behaviors and reward a dolphin with fish.
This new opportunity is for young adults, ages
10-14 (*must be 4 feet, 6 inches tall) and will take
participants behind the scenes to learn about our dolphins,
trainers, and other marine mammals. On the second day,
participants will get in the water for a
Adventure! Spaces are limited so be sure to register early
to reserve your spot in this incredible experience!
Lots of young people dream of someday becoming a dolphin
trainer. The Junior Dolphin Trainer program presented by
Dippin' Dots offers a close-up encounter for the little
marine mammal lover in the family. Purchase your Junior
Dolphin Trainer ticket at the admissions window when you arrive
at the Zoo, and you will be assigned a dolphin show to attend,
plus a special badge.
For more information about our Special Zoo Experiences, call