Animal Meet 'n Greet

Is there a Zoo animal you’d love to meet?  Reserving a private Animal Meet ‘n Greet may be right for you!  Our Animal Meet ‘n Greet program includes a private encounter with your choice of Animal Ambassador for you and up to 2 guests (ages 5+).  A Zoo Educator will provide the personal story of your new animal friend and facilitate a touching and/or feeding opportunity.  Photography for personal use is permitted (no flash). Animal Meet ‘n Greet programs take place at the Zoo!   

Meet 'n Greet eligible animals include:

Wallaby (Irwin)
Cockatoo (Milo)
Armadillo (Rica, Rosetta, or Arlo)
Screech Owl (Otis)
Porcupine (Polk or Pierce)
Savannah Monitor Lizard (Izzy)
New Guinea Singing Dog (Kina or Motu)
Galapagos Tortoise (Boxie)
American Alligator (Izod)
Prairie Dog (Crackers)

Additional Animal Ambassadors may be available upon request.  We’re sorry, primates, otters, and eagles are not eligible for this program.

Animal Meet ‘n Greet reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance, subject to availability.  If your selected animal becomes unavailable for any reason you will be given the option of rescheduling or selecting an alternate animal.

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Meet 'n Greet Fees:

Meet 'n Greet Type Base Fee Additional Participants Fee
Tier 1 (In Classroom) $45 $15 (Maximum of 6)
Tier 2 (In Exhibit) $60 $15 (Maximum of 6)
If a reservation occurs after Zoo hours there is an additional $35 fee.

To Schedule Contact the Education Department 


  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov

Interested in becoming a Zoo Member?  Click here for more information or to join today!