Animal Shows | Kansas City Zoo

Animal Shows

Wings of Wonder (WOW Bird Show)


  • 11:30 am
  • 2:30 pm


Take flight with our Wings of Wonder (WOW) bird show! This powerful natural behavior bird show will bring you closer to our winged-friends and ignite the wondrous world of flight right in front of you and over you. The stars of the show are many and change daily with each show.

Cha-cha, our East African Crowned Crane, will mesmerize you with his stealth-like flying ability and his magnificent strut. The largest species of hornbill, the Southern Ground Hornbill, with his booming prehistoric appearance built for the hot sun on the African savannah, will defy gravity with its 14 pound frame — that’s heavy for a bird! Hold onto your seats when the Great Horned Owl’s stern facial expressions and glowing yellow eyes pierce the air.

Sea Lion Splash


  • 10:00 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

Our six sea lions will delight you with their playful antics three times each day! Join us for an educational and interactive show experience that will leave you cheering.

Sea Lion Splash is Sponsored by U.S. Bank

Animal Adventure at Safari Landing

Join us for up close animal encounters and fantastic animal education at the Animal Adventures show daily. Located along the trails in Africa between the hippos and painted dogs, the Zoo’s Education staff will share their favorite animal stories and show you the creepy crawlies of the Zoo along with conservation tips. Bring your hardest nature-related questions for this adventure.

Weekend Showtimes:

  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm weekdays
  • 1:00 pm