The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Get up close and personal with the North Carolina Zoo's animal ambassadors!
Animal encounters are interactive educational experiences that explore a variety of animals - what they eat, how they live, and what you can do to help the animals that live in your own backyard!
Program Times: April - October, times vary depending on weather.
Program Location: Animal Encounters are held inside Kidzone at various locations including the front porch and chalk wall area.