Programs Open to the Public

*Open Play & Jungle Express dates are subject to change. Please double check the schedule on our website before coming in. Like us/follow us on Facebook or Twitter for last minute additions or cancellations. Our public programs are dependent on Birthday Party and Event Schedules.

Open Plays

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.
Girl holding a snake — Programs in Millersville, MD
$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!


Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm


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! $9 per person (adults and children). May use Open Play vouchers


Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 11am


Feeding Frenzy!

Want a private, behind the scenes tour of Eco Adventures 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 Eco Adventures in a more private setting with just you and your friends or family, led by one of our animal keepers.