Private Animal Experiences

Animal feedings, behavior training, and hands-on contact with our wild ambassadors await you with V.I.Peek!

V.I.Peek Encounters

Lindsay guests are very important people, and it is our pleasure to offer you V.I.Peek Encounters. You will meet some of our animal ambassadors in an amazing, up-close way. These encounters are wonderful gifts for individuals and great for school groups of all ages.

Every V.I.Peek features a combination of animal feeding, behavior training, or hands-on experience! If you want to sit back and relax, there are many animals that are for observation only. Let’s start with the timing and number of animals:

  • 30-minute V.I.Peek: 2 animals, up to 30 people, ages 4 to adult, $125
  • 60-minute V.I.Peek: 3 animals, up to 30 people, ages 4 to adult, $175

Participation in this program does not include exhibit hall entry.

Choose Your Experiences!

After selecting the duration and number of animals, you will customize your experience!
*Note that high-profile animals carry an extra fee of $125.

Animal Feeding: alligator lizard, barn owl (female), barred owl, CA red-legged frog, CA tiger salamander, desert iguana, golden eagle (*),red-tailed hawk (male), Swainson’s hawk (male), western pond turtle, western screech owl    

Behavior Training: American kestrel, barn owl (male), great horned owl, Harris’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk (female), Swainson’s hawk (female), turkey vulture, white-tailed kite

Hands-On Experience: aquatic garter snake, CA king snake, CA mountain kingsnake, cactus long-horn beetle, common chuckwalla, desert tortoise (available March-Oct.), gopher snake, greater roadrunner, guinea pig, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, North American porcupine (*only available for 11:00 am time slot), rabbit, rat, red-wriggler worms, tarantula, Virginia opossum

Observation: acorn woodpecker, bald eagle (*), banana slugs, band-tailed pigeon, black widow spider, burrowing owls, CA ground squirrel, common raven, desert hairy scorpion, great gray owl, Mexican free-tailed bat, mourning dove, peregrine falcon, rattle snake, western toad, wolf spider

Click here to request your V.I.Peek Encounter!

V.I.Peek is available every day at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
We ask for registration to occur at least three weeks before your chosen date.