Animal Encounters

***** Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Zoomobile programming is temporarily suspended. ***** Get up close with some of your favorite Kansas City Zoo residents by booking one of these exclusive experiences. Interact with amazing animals, along with the zookeepers who care for them.

Aldabra Tortoise Encounter

*** Animal Encounters are temporarily suspended. *** Experience the giant tortoises up close! You'll learn about these ancient reptiles and even get an opportunity to touch one of these gentle giants.

Camel Encounter

*** Animal Encounters are temporarily suspended. *** Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at our Camel Barn as you learn all about our camels. Experience an up-close encounter with these amazing desert dwellers. You might even get to feed them some of their favorite treats!

Penguin Encounter

*** Animal Encounters are temporarily suspended. *** Experience Helzberg Penguin Plaza Exhibit behind the scenes with penguins waddling all around. During this experience, you'll learn about our cold-weather penguins and have an up-close and personal encounter with some of these magnificent birds. For your safety, touching the penguins is not permitted.

Rhino Encounter

*** Animal Encounters are temporarily suspended. *** Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at our Rhino Barn as you learn all about black rhinos. Experience an up-close encounter with one of these majestic animals. You might even get an opportunity to touch their armor-like skin!
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