Animal Encounters

May 15 - September 14

Daily Encounters

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Animal Encounters & Barn Yard Open Red Barn Park
9:30 AM
African Penguin Feeding Red Barn Park, Up the Hill
9:30 AM
Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Butterfly Walk-thru Open* Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
10:30 AM
Antarctic Penguin Feeding Scott Aquarium
11:00 AM Sea Lion Training, not Wednesday Sea Lion Pool
11:00 AM Aquarium Enrichment or Feeding Scott Aquarium, rotating exhibits
11:00 AM Bear Feeding Durham's Bear Canyon
11:30 AM Lemur or Fossa Training Expedition Madagascar, rotating exhibits
11:30 AM Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
11:30 AM Meet a Reptile Keeper Desert Dome Orientation
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Touch Tank Open Scott Aquarium
12:15 PM     
Meet a Lemur Keeper     
Lemur Walk-Through, Expedition Madagascar
1:30 PM Meet an Orangutan Keeper Hubbard Orang Forest, outdoor netted exhibit
1:30 PM Shark Feeding, Wed & Sat Scott Aquarium
1:30 PM Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:00 PM The Wildlife Show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium
2:30 PM Sea Lion Training, not Wednesday Sea Lion Pool
2:30 PM Cat Training Cat Complex
3:00 PM Fruit Bat Feeding Kingdoms of the Night
3:30 PM Komodo Dragon Enrichment Cat Complex
3:30 PM African Penguin Feeding Red Barn Park, Up the Hill
4:00 PM Meet a Gorilla Keeper Hubbard Gorilla Valley, Main Indoor Exhibit

**All animal encounters are weather and staff dependent.

Red Barn Park Encounters

10:00 AM Walk About
Outside Red Barn Park. Join in on a morning walk with one of our resident critters!
10:30 AM The Grass Patch
Meet an Animal Ambassador
11:00 AM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
11:30 AM Agility Demonstration
In the Barn Yard. A fun and stimulating game for all types of animals!
12:00 PM The Grass Patch
Meet an Animal Ambassador
12:30 PM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
1:00 PM Agility Demonstration
In the Barn Yard. A fun and stimulating game for all types of animals!
1:30 PM Animal Encounter Stage
Learn about what makes animals amazing at the Animal Encounter stage.
2:00 PM The Grass Patch
Meet an Animal Ambassador
2:30 PM Red Barn Meal Time In the Barn Yard. Listen for the dinner bell and help the keepers feed the animals in the Red Barn!
3:00 PM       
The Grass Patch             
Meet an Animal Ambassador
3:30 PM          
Agility Demonstration
In the Barn Yard. A fun and stimulating game for all types of animals!




**All animal encounters are weather and staff dependent.

African Grasslands Pathway Encounters Schedule

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM










**All animal encounters are weather and staff dependent.