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Lunch & Learn

All Sales for Special Events Have Been Suspended in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Sales will resume at a later date.


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.


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 Behavioral Management, Curator of Birds; Curator of Horticulture, Curator of Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, and Invertebrates; Curator of Mammals (Elephants & Rhinos); Curator of Mammals (Apes/Monkeys, Cats and Bears).



Lunch and Learn With Zookeeper

Learn some of the ins and outs of zookeeping at a major zoo.

Keeper choices are:

Avian (bird) Keeper
Bear Keeper
Canid (wolves and foxes) Keeper
Elephant Keeper
Felide (cats) Keeper
Giraffe Keeper
Great Ape Keeper
Hoofed Animal Keeper
Reptile and Amphibian Keeper
Rhino Keeper
Seal and Sea Lion Keeper