Animal Encounters

An in-depth focus and hands-on learning experience with one of our special animals

Participate  in an in-depth discussion and hands-on learning experience with our Animal Encounters Program. We will focus on a specific animal or group  of animals for this 2 hour encounter. After a discussion, meet and  greet with our focus animal, activity and/or craft, we will conclude the day  with s'mores in the Patch (weather permitting). Some of our past encounters have included:

  • Porcupine  Encounter-Prehensile-Tailed, African Crested and Indian Crested Porcupines
  • Australian  Encounters-Kookaburra, Kangaroos, Short-Beaked Echidnas, Palm Cockatoo
  • Ruminant  Encounters-Water Buffalo, Dromedary Camel, Llama, Goat
  • Beginning  with the letter "A" Encounters- Aardvark and Lesser Anteater
  • Armadillo  Encounter-Hairy Armadillo and Screaming Hairy Armadillo