Experience the Zoo in a whole new way with our Giraffe Encounter program! During your personal tour of the giraffe exhibit, you'll discover how our keepers take care of these amazing animals. We'll then head behind the scenes and go upstairs into the giraffe house.
You'll get to see eye to eye with the tallest mammal on land! Watch our keepers go through a training session with the giraffes and then we'll head back downstairs where you will get a chance to hand-feed a member of Niabi Zoo’s giraffe herd and take a picture or two with these amazing animals.
Times and Dates:
Available even while the Zoo is closed for the winter!
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
Times offered: Reservations required, offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday at 9:00
Maximum: 4 participants
Minimum: 2 participants
Cost: $45/person $40/zoo members
Children ages 10 and up are permitted with paying adult
Youth over the age of 15 are permitted to tour solo with the written permission of an adult or guardian.
You must wear closed toed shoes!
All participants must sign a liability waiver.
Following your experience, a high-res photo of one of the giraffes will be emailed to you.
Please call 309-799-3482 ext 222 to reserve your spot today!
Programs involving zoo animals are subject to change or cancellation based on animal needs. However, every effort will be made to offer alternate areas or reschedule tours.