Animal Encounters

October 1 - October 31


Daily Encounters

10:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m.
Red Barn Park, Barn Yard Open Red Barn Park
10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Butterfly Walk-Through Opens Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
10:30 a.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding Scott Aquarium
10:30 a.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
11:30 a.m. Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
11:30 p.m. Meet a Reptile Keeper Desert Dome Orientation
2:00 p.m. Animal Discoveries (Monday - Friday) Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
3:30 p.m. Komodo Dragon Training Cat Complex
4:00 p.m. Meet a Bat Keeper Lied Jungle, Lower Level in Asia

Saturdays & Sundays Only


12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Touch Tank Open Scott Aquarium
11:00 a.m. Aquarium Enrichment or Feeding Scott Aquarium, Various Exhibits
11:00 a.m. Bear Feeding Durham's Bear Canyon
1:30 p.m. Meet an Orangutan Keeper Main Indoor Exhibit, Orangutan Building
1:30 p.m. Shark Feeding
(Wednesdays & Saturdays Only)
Scott Aquarium
2:00 p.m. The Wildlife Show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:30 p.m. Cat Training Cat Complex
3:00 p.m. Short-Tailed Fruit Bat Feeding Kingdoms of the Night

November 1 - February 28


10:30 a.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding Scott Aquarium
10:30 a.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
11:00 a.m.* Butterfly Guided Tour & Butterfly Release (Monday - Friday) Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
11:00 a.m. Aquarium Enrichment or Feeding
(Saturday - Sunday)
Scott Aquarium, various exhibits
11:30 a.m. Animal Discoveries Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
11:30 a.m. Meet a Reptile Keeper (Saturday - Sunday) Desert Dome Orientation
12:00 p.m.* Butterfly Guided Tour (Monday - Friday) Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Touch Tank Open (Saturday - Sunday) Scott Aquarium
1:00 p.m.* Butterfly Guided Tour (Monday - Friday) Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
1:30 p.m. Shark Feeding (Wednesday & Saturday) Scott Aquarium
1:30 p.m. Animal Discoveries (Monday - Friday) Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:00 p.m. The Wildlife Show (Saturday - Sunday) Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion
2:00 p.m.* Butterfly Guided Tour (Monday - Friday) Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays) Sea Lion Pool
3:00 p.m.* Butterfly Guided Tour (Monday - Friday) Butterfly & Insect Pavilion
4:00 p.m. Meet a Bat Keeper Lied Jungle, Lower Level in Asia

*Butterfly Walk-Through is open for guided tours Monday - Friday. Tours are on the hour from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Butterfly Walk-Through is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for Winter Break on December 22 - 26.

All animal encounters are weather- and staff-dependent.