Animal Encounters

Docent led live animal presentation: Wild animals need your help, come find out what you can do.

Learn about and meet some of our amazing animals close up. Our Program Animals are presented with fun facts and important messages; spend 20 minutes with us in the WildLife Theater!

Date and Time

Time: 12:15pm (program runs about 20 minutes)

Cost and Fees

This program is free with regular Zoo Admission.
Parking Fee: $8.00 for non-members. FREE for members.


Clorox WildLife Theater Please park in either the Upper Parking Lot or the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the nearest entrance. Theater is located in the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo.


Registration is not required.


Contact: Felicia Walker
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x204

Additional Program Information
  • Animal Encounters is held on Saturdays and Sundays from April 13th to October 28th.
  • Open seating, Max Capacity is 275.
  • Shows are weather dependant.

  • Click here for more information about this program.


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