Private Animal Experiences

Want to get UP-CLOSE to our animals like never before? Lindsay Wildlife offers two options for incredible private access to our animals.
Choose from a V.I.Peek Encounter or a Keeper Experience. Scroll down to learn more!

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 room at Lindsay to share the animals’ personal stories and natural history. These encounters are wonderful gifts for individuals and great for groups of high school and college students 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
Note: Participation in this program does not include exhibit hall entry.

Meet the Animals!

These ambassadors await you (t touchable, * extra fee, click here for animals’ profiles):

Birds: American kestrel, bald eagle (*), band-tailed pigeon, barn owl, barred owl, golden eagle(*), great gray owl, great horned owl, Harris’s hawk, mourning dove, peregrine falcon, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, Swainson’s hawk, turkey vulture, western screech owl, 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 iguana (t), desert tortoise (t), gopher snake (t), northern and southern alligator lizard

Invertebrates: Chilean rose hair tarantula (t), desert millipede (t), Madagascar hissing cockroaches (t)

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.


Keeper Experience

Have you ever wondered how Lindsay Wildlife Experience cares for its 60 Animal Ambassadors? ​Become an Animal Keeper and meet your favorite animals up close and personal.

An Animal Keeper will take you behind the scenes to Lindsay’s amazing animal ambassadors. The best part? YOU get to participate in caring for them!

  • Ages 10 to adult; participants 10-14 must be accompanied by an
  • Maximum participants: 6
  • Registration: please reserve three weeks in advance
  • Choose 4 animals to care for during this 60-minute experience.

Available Dates and Times:

  • Experiences are available seven days a week, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

To Book Your Keeper Experience: email:

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)