Make your Zoo adventure more memorable with one of our many event extras. There are many activities available to enhance your groups experience while enjoying your time at Reid Park Zoo. The possibilities are endless.
Get an up close, personal one-of-a-kind opportunity to see what it’s like to stand eye to eye with a giraffe. Watch as their tongues gently take a nutritional biscuit or vegetable provided by one of our Zoo staff out of your hand.
- Private feedings can be provided for up to 100 guests.
- Cost: $100 platform operation fee & $1.50 per person.
Let your group enjoy a personal Animal Encounter with our special Zoo ambassadors. Our animal encounters are interactive, educational experiences that explore a variety of animals – what they eat, how they live and what you can do to help the animals that live in your own back yard! Our demonstration animal collection currently includes but is not limited to hedgehogs, tortoises, constrictor snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, and ferrets. Animals will be chosen based on their health and handling records for that day.
- Includes one education staff member and 2-3 animals each hour.
- One hour minimum, two hour maximum.
- Cost: $100 per hour
Artifact, Enrichment or Dietary Stations
Let one of our education specialists set up an interactive station for your event.
Artifacts stations include items such as bones, skulls, fur samples and more to provide an interesting hands-on look at our animals.
Dietary stations provide a truly unique look at the items our Zoo commissary provides each day to our animals to keep them healthy.
See and learn what our staff does to help enrich the animals’ lives and keep them active and healthy.
- Includes one education staff member and one artifact station.
- One hour minimum, no maximum
- Cost: $100 per hour, per station
Contact the events department for more information
- Craft Stations
- Face Painting
- Inflatables & Jumping Castles
- Train Rides through the Zoo
- Scavenger Hunts
- Goody Bags
- Table Centerpieces
- Audio/Visual Equipment