giraffe feed

Activities at Reid Park Zoo

Giraffe Encounter:

For just $2 per person, you can meet and feed the Zoo’s giraffes (during specified times.)  No registration is necessary–you can buy tickets at the admissions gate or at the Giraffe Encounter platform.  Click here for the Giraffe Encounter schedule and details.

Camel Rides:

Take a ride on one of the Zoo’s charismatic camels! You can purchase rides right at the camel platform; the price is $7 per person. Camel rides are usually available daily from 9:30am-3:30pm. Get the details here.

Zoo Train:

The Reid Park Zoo Express train is located just outside the front gate of the Zoo. Each ride is $2, and multi-ride tickets are available. The train runs during most business hours, depending on visitation levels.

Kenya Get Wet:

Bring a towel! This interactive wet play area is generally open daily, but gates remain closed during cold weather, thunder storms, and during peak school field trip hours.

Wild Ideas:

Housed in the new Lee H. Brown Conservation Learning Center, the Wild Ideas exhibit is open daily during regular Zoo hours. In addition to live animals and hand-on exhibits, you may find docents with contact animals, games, or crafts.

Daily Activities:

Always check the daily schedule at the Zoo gate for Keeper Chats, training demonstrations, and activities for kids.  We provide lots of opportunities for guests to interact with staff and observe animals in a new way.