North/ American River Otter

North/ American River Otter

River otters are excellent swimmers and divers and are usually found no more than 10 yards from water. They can remain underwater for six to eight minutes.

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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: Domestic Animal Barn

Thursday, March 31
6:30-8:00 pm

$45/members; $50/non-members


Join us for domestic animal training demonstrations in the zoo's Contact Barn with the zoo keepers who know them best! Guests will have the chance to learn all about training and enrichment practices used with our domestic animals (and people, too)! Watch the Guinea hogs perform complex behaviors and enjoy trying your own hand at training. Participants will meet our barn animals up-close and personal in this hands-on installment of our Twilight programs.

Twilight at the Zoo: Veterinary Clinic


Thursday, May 5
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members

From yearly physicals to tiger root canals, caring for our 700+ animal collection is no easy task. Explore the complexity of non-domestic animal care with a presentation by our staff veterinarians, a tour of the zoo's hospital, and meet some non-releasable wild animals residing permanently at our zoo.

Twilight at the Zoo: Wolves!


red wolf

Thursday, June 2
6:30-8:00 pm

$50/members; $55/non-members


Join us for a unique after hours experience at the zoo focusing on our zoo's magnificent endangered grey and red wolf species with a tour and keeper chat with the wolves' primary keepers. Guests will have the chance to go behind the scenes in the CORE area of the zoo to see the grey wolves' off exhibit holding area, followed by an enrichment experience for both the grey and red wolves. Zookeepers and education staff will be on hand to answer questions and interact with guests.

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 call Sarah 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.