Animal Encounters

May 1 - September 30

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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Butterfly Walk-Through Open Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
10:30 AM Antarctic Penguin Feeding Scott Aquarium
10:30 AM Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
11:00 AM Aquarium Enrichment or Feeding Scott Aquarium, Various Exhibits
11:00 AM Bear Feeding Durham's Bear Canyon
11:30 AM Lemur Training Madagascar
11:30 AM Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
11:30 AM Meet a Reptile Keeper Desert Dome Orientation
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM Touch Tank Open Scott Aquarium
12:15 PM Meet a Lemur Keeper - NEW in 2014! Lemur Island Walk-Through
1:30 PM Meet an Orangutan Keeper - NEW in 2014! Hubbard Orangutan Forest
1:30 PM Shark Feeding (Wednesdays & Saturdays Only) Scott Aquarium
2:00 PM The Wildlife Show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:00 PM Aardvark Dig (Saturdays Only) Desert Dome, North Hillside
2:30 PM Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
2:30 PM Bongo Training (Wednesdays Only) Hoofstock Row
2:30 PM Cat Training Cat Complex
3:00 PM Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
3:00 PM Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Feeding - NEW in 2014! Kingdoms of the Night
3:30 PM Komodo Dragon Training - NEW in 2014! Cat Complex
3:30 PM African Penguin Feeding Up the Hill, Red Barn Park
4:00 PM Meet a Bat Keeper
Lied Jungle, Lower Level in Asia 

**All animal encounters are weather and staff dependent.

Red Barn Park Encounters

9:00 AM Walkabout Outside Red Barn Park. Join in on a morning walk with one of our resident critters!
9:30 AM Barn Yard Opens Touch and brush the African Pygmy Goats!
9:30 AM Agility Demonstration In the Barn Yard. A fun and stimulating game for all types of animals!
10:00 AM Mini-Horse Grooming In the Barn Yard. They may be small but they still need full-size horse care!
10:30 AM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
11:00 AM Birds of a Feather Animal Encounter Stage. Learn what it takes to be a bird!
11:30 AM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
12:00 PM Is a Camel a Mammal? Animal Encounter Stage. Hear about what makes a mammal a mammal.
12:30 PM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
1:00 PM The Reptile Files Animal Encounter Stage. Explore the lives of snakes, lizards and tortoises.
1:30 PM Mini-Horse Grooming In the Barn Yard. They may be small but they still need full-size horse care!
2:00 PM Animal Arts & Crafts Animal Encounter Stage. Help Keepers make enrichment for the animals in Red Barn Park.
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 Stall Talk In the Barn Yard. Keeper Chat inside the Red Barn.
3:00 PM African Wild Dog Training Up the Hill
3:30 PM Raptor Talk Up the Hill
3:30 PM The Grass Patch Meet an Animal Ambassador
4:00 PM Agility Demonstration In the Barn Yard. A fun & stimulating game for all types
of animals!
5:00 PM Barn Yard Closes Come again tomorrow to play,pet and explore!




**All animal encounters are weather and staff dependent.