Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf

Wolves have long legs and large heel pads that enable them to run through snow and cover large distances in search of food. They trot along at 5 mph, but can obtain speeds of 45 mph for short distances.

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Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo Opportunities!

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo: Penguins


Thursday, June 4 
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

Join us for a unique experience focusing on our fascinating Humboldt penguins! Guests will have the chance to go behind the scenes with penguin keepers at Penguin Coast and see how the exhibit operates from an insider's perspective. Zookeepers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our successful penguin breeding program. 

Twilight at the Zoo: Primates!


Thursday, July 9
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

Join us for an after-hours experience with the zoo's primate collection. Guests will learn all about the zoo's beautiful new colobus monkeys, find out what's new in the ever-changing patas family, and touch base with the zoo's only apes, the siamangs! Guests will interact with the zookeepers who know these animals best and watch an amazing training session between keepers and primates.

Twilight at the Zoo: Remarkable Red Pandas and Stealthy Snow Leopards

red panda

Back by Popular Demand!
Thursday, August 20 
6:30-8:00 pm

$60/members; $65/non-members

This program is full. Please email Alicia to be added to the waitlist.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the zoo's Himalayan gems up close and personal from a zookeeper's perspective.  Learn all about the care of these elusive, amazing animals from staff who work with them firsthand.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to go where few guests have gone before!

Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please email or call Alicia at 435-8511 ext 124 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.