Private Animal Experiences

VIPeek Encounters

Have you ever wondered what in the world is making that screeching noise outside your window at night? What about the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? In these private experiences for small groups, you will get up close and personal with a selection of our animal ambassadors as they help us answer these and other questions. Pick from one of our themed programs, or choose your own adventure with our custom VIPeek Experiences. Gather your very important people and book an in-person VIPeek today.

Click here to request your VIPeek Encounter!

VIPeek programs are available every day except Wednesday at 2 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. 

Please register at least two weeks before your chosen date.
Questions? Email [email protected]


Please note that masks and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for guests are not required but masks are strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.

In-Person Programs

In-person programs are limited to 15 people maximum. An additional 5 people can be added (maximum of 20 people total) for a price of $15 per person. Prices are per group.


30-minutes; 2 animals

Creatures of the Night

Meet two animal species that thrive in the dark. What allows these critters to be in their prime at night? Find out in this in-person program!

Price: $125 Non-Member; $100 Member

30-minutes; 2 animals

Dangerous But Vital

If danger is your middle name, this is the program for you. Learn why some potentially dangerous animals are actually very important to people, and how the most dangerous animal in California may not be what you think it is.

Price: $125 Non-Member; $100 Member

30-minutes; 2 animals

Choose Your Own Experience!

Create your own private animal experience with two animal ambassadors of your choice! In this program, you will learn about each of the species you pick, from their diets and eating habits to the amazing adaptations that help them survive in the wild. Our ambassadors are excited to meet you!

Price: $200 Non-Member; $150 Member