Animal Experiences

Private Animal Encounter

Meet several of the resident animal ambassadors up close, learn their natural history, and personal stories. This amazing experience is led by staff in a private classroom setting.

  • Great for groups or someone looking for a unique experience gift!
  • Ages: 4–adult; participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Max participants: 30
  • Length: 30 minutes or 1 hour
  • Fee: $100 for 30 minute program (does not include exhibit hall admission)
  • Fee: $150 for 1 hour program (does not include exhibit hall admission)
  • When: offered 7 days a week; advance registration required
  • Registration: at least four weeks notice recommended; contact Emma Molinare, Interpretive Programs Keeper phone: 925-627-2944

Keeper Experience

Go behind the scenes with an animal keeper in this unique one-hour experience. Meet animal keepers, help prepare a meal or enrichment activity, and learn how Lindsay cares for its animal ambassadors.

  • Ages: 10–adult; participants 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Max participants: 4
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Fee: $200 (members) / $220 (non-members) for 2 participants
  • $75 (members) / $85 (non-members) per additional person (4 max)
  • When: offered Tuesday through Sunday; advance registration required
  • Registration: at least four weeks notice recommended: Emma Molinare, Interpretive Programs Keeper phone: 925-627-2944