Programs Open to the Public

*Open Play & Jungle Express dates are subject to change. Please double check schedule before coming in.

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Our public programs are dependent on Birthday party schedules.  Please check back for more weekend times periodically as we may add more last minute programs.

Open Play


 Don’t stay cooped up at home when you can get a little WILD with our cool creatures (CROCS, SNAKES, & LIZARDS, OH MY! –and many more). Come discover our new Open Play times which are recommended for preschoolers or early elementary age children. Play times are unstructured (without the formal presentation that we offer at a Jungle Express) and include: arts&crafts, discovery tables, dress up center, puppet theater,  fossil dig, puzzles, books, toys, hula hoops, scooters and more!  Our amazing animals are ALWAYS on display and there will be a LIVE animal interaction (a staff member will bring an animal around for children to meet and touch).  Small moon bounce is available for groups of 5 or more.


$10 per child.  Please note that Open Plays are the only family programs where adults are free. Any participating child (touching animals/play) regardless of age is subject to pay the  fees.  May use Open Discovery Vouchers.  


No need to RSVP, just swing on by…SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!

Open Play Schedule: 

May: 4th, 9th, 11th,  18th, 25th, 31st

June 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th



Jungle Express


Got no time but want to check us out? Drop-in and interact with some of our animals in an exciting 40 minute program. From snakes, to gators, lizards, turtles, hedgehog, or glow in the dark scorpions or even feed an animal-it’s different every time. After the program, take some time to look at our animals on exhibit, play in our fossil sand pit outside (weather permitting) or take a green screen photo with your favorite animal. Jungle Express is recommended  for ages 3 1/2 – 100!  This is a 40-45 minute animal presentation.  For younger children we recommend the Open Playtime (see above).


No reservations required! $8 per person (adults and children). May use Open Play vouchers

Jungle Express Schedule

May 21st, 11:30-12:30pm

May 28th 1-2pm 

  $8 per person

*check back for weekend times (dependent on bday party bookings)  

*Don’t see a date or time you are looking for? Schedule your own PRIVATE Feeding Frenzy or Jungle Express. See Feeding Frenzy description for information and prices.

Feeding Frenzy!


Want a private, behind the scenes tour of EcoAdventures where you can feed and interact with some of our most beloved animals? Call to reserve your time for a Feeding Frenzy! $25 per person (2 person minimum, 3+ people $20 per person). This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to experience EcoAdventures in a more private setting with just you and your friends or family, led by one of our animal keepers.