Have you ever wanted to experience wild animals up-close? Now you can by attending one of our Close Encounters demonstrations! This program provides unique and engaging on-site animal experiences to Minnesota Zoo guests. Special animal enrichment and training demonstrations are emphasized during Close Encounters, providing guests with one-on-one opportunities to interact with our zookeepers and observe, or even touch, our wildlife.

Close Encounters occur every day, throughout the day, in all areas of the Zoo. With a growing collection of animals and an average of six daily Close Encounters presentations, this program offers something for everyone!

Please check in at the Guest Services Desk for information on the day’s Close Encounters.

Saturday May 20, 2017
9:30 Meet a Lizard at Komodo Dragon (Tropics Trail)
10:30 Incredible Creatures in Discovery Bay Stadium (moved indoors due to weather)
11:00 Animal Training at Moose (NT)
11:30 Meet a Snake at the Turtle Tank, Tropics Trail Side
1:30 Animal Training at Boar (RGC)
2:30 Meet an Armadillo at South Entrance
3:00 Meet a Creepy Crawly at Faces of Africa (Tropics Trail)

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