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Lunch and Learn

Our three new "Lunch and Learn" programs last an hour to an hour-and-a-half and begin at noon. They are available on weekdays only. Each program includes lunch for up to two people and the Zoo professional, as well as a brief behind-the-scenes experience. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Lunch and Learn With a Zoo Vet

This program includes a tour of the Zoo’s veterinary hospital and Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The cost is $350 for Zoo Society members and $375 for non-members.


Lunch and Learn With a Zoo Curator

Learn how these professionals oversee the well-being of the Zoo’s animals. This program includes lunch with one of the following: Curator of Birds; Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Invertebrates; Curator of Mammals (Elephants & Rhinos); Curator of Mammals (Apes/Monkeys, Cats and Bears).

Program cost is $325 for Zoo Society members, $350 for non-members.


Lunch and Learn With an Animal Caretaker

Learn the ins-and-outs of zookeeping in a top-tier zoo. Caretaker choices are: Birds and the Aviary; Cougars, Alligators and the Swamp; Otters and Streamside; Polar Bears and Seals; Grizzly Bears, Black Bears and Wolves; Ocelots and the Desert; Zebra, Ostrich and Giraffe; Lions and Chimps; Elephants; Antelope and Rhinos.

Program cost is $300 for Zoo Society members and $325 for non-members.