Private Animal Experiences

V.I.Peek Encounters

Lindsay guests are very important people, and it is our pleasure to offer you V.I.Peek Encounters.

With V.I.Peek, you can meet some of our animal ambassadors in an amazing, up-close way. A Lindsay staff member brings the animals to you in a private setting to share the animals’ personal stories and natural history. These encounters are wonderful gifts for individuals and great for large groups as well. Your two options are:

  • 30-minute V.I.Peek: 2 animals, up to 30 people, ages 4 to adult, $100
  • 60-minute V.I.Peek: 3 animals, up to 30 people, ages 4 to adult, $150

Meet the Animals!

The animals you can meet (t touchable, * extra fee, click here for animals’ profiles):

Birds: American kestrel, band-tailed pigeon, barn owl, barred owl, golden eagle(*), great gray owl, great horned owl, mourning dove, peregrine falcon, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, Swainson’s hawk, turkey vulture, white-tailed kite

Mammals: rabbit (t), rat (t), guinea pig (t), Mexican free-tailed bat, opossum, porcupine(*)(t)

Reptiles: Ca. king snake (t), chuckwalla (t), desert tortoise (t), gopher snake (t), northern and southern alligator lizard

Invertebrates: black widow spider, Chilean rose hair tarantula (t), desert millipede (t),  Jerusalem crickets (t), Madagascar hissing cockroaches (t)

Click here to register for your V.I.Peek Encounter!

V.I.Peek is available every day at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Participation in this program does not include exhibit hall entry. We ask for registration to occur three weeks before your chosen date.

Keeper Experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an Animal Keeper? Join us behind the scenes and meet your favorite animals up close and personal. An Animal Keeper will introduce you to Lindsay’s amazing animal ambassadors and you will participate in caring for them.

  • Ages 10 to adult; participants 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum participants: 6
  • Registration: please reserve 3 weeks in advance

Choose from these 4 animal groups:

Invertebrates: 30-minute program. Everyday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Reptiles: 30-minute program. Everyday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Birds: 60-minute program. Monday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday between Noon and 4 p.m.

Mammals: 60-minute program. Monday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Registration Fees

  • 30-minutes, members: $100 for 2 people, $30 per additional person (max 4) Non-members: $120 for 2 people, $40 per additional person (max 4)
  • 60-minutes, members: $200 for 2 people, $50 per additional person (max 4) Non-members: $220 for 2 people, $60 per additional person (max 4)

Email to book your Keeper Experience: animalrequests@lindsaywildlife.org