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Meet the Zookeeper

A great way to see our animals in action!  At these zookeeper talks (located at the animals’ respective exhibits), you can witness our animals eating their favorite treats and learn about them from their keepers.  It's the perfect opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted answered about your favorite animal.
 
Thursday, February 8 to Friday, February 9
Thursday, February 8
Name Time Location
Wings of Asia Walking Tour 11:00am - 11:20am Wings of Asia Aviary
Animal Close-up 11:00am - 11:20am Critter Connection
Meet the Zookeeper 1:45pm - 2:05pm Chimpanzee
Meet the Zookeeper 2:30pm - 2:50pm Flooded Forest aquarium at Amazon & Beyond
Meet the Zookeeper 2:30pm - 2:50pm African elephant
Meet the Zookeeper 3:30pm - 3:50pm Giant River Otter at Amazon & Beyond
Friday, February 9
Name Time Location
Wings of Asia Walking Tour 11:00am - 11:20am Wings of Asia Aviary
Animal Close-up 11:00am - 11:20am Critter Connection
Meet the Zookeeper 1:45pm - 2:05pm Chimpanzee
Meet the Zookeeper 2:30pm - 2:50pm Flooded Forest aquarium at Amazon & Beyond
Meet the Zookeeper 2:30pm - 2:50pm African elephant
Meet the Zookeeper 3:30pm - 3:50pm Giant River Otter at Amazon & Beyond
  • Wings of Asia Walking Tour

    Feb 8th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Wings of Asia Aviary
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  • Animal Close-up

    Feb 8th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Critter Connection
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 8th, 2018
    1:45pm - 2:05pm
    Chimpanzee
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 8th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    Flooded Forest aquarium at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 8th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    African elephant
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 8th, 2018
    3:30pm - 3:50pm
    Giant River Otter at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Wings of Asia Walking Tour

    Feb 9th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Wings of Asia Aviary
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  • Animal Close-up

    Feb 9th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Critter Connection
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 9th, 2018
    1:45pm - 2:05pm
    Chimpanzee
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 9th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    Flooded Forest aquarium at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 9th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    African elephant
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 9th, 2018
    3:30pm - 3:50pm
    Giant River Otter at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Wings of Asia Walking Tour

    Feb 10th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Wings of Asia Aviary
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  • Animal Close-up

    Feb 10th, 2018
    11:00am - 11:20am
    Critter Connection
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 10th, 2018
    1:45pm - 2:05pm
    Chimpanzee
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 10th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    Flooded Forest aquarium at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 10th, 2018
    2:30pm - 2:50pm
    African elephant
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  • Meet the Zookeeper

    Feb 10th, 2018
    3:30pm - 3:50pm
    Giant River Otter at Amazon & Beyond
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  • Romance in the Glades

    Feb 10th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm

     

     

    Treat your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind date in our Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit, complete with special animal encounters and romantic boat rides.

    Price (must be 21 years or older to attend the event):

    Early bird price until January 24: $160 per couple; $85 per single ticket; add a full bar upgrade for $25 

    January 25 - February 5: $185 per couple; $97 per single ticket; add a full bar upgrade for $25

    Members receive $10 off couple tickets and $5 off single tickets.

    Last day to purchase tickets will be February 5, 2018!

    Your evening includes...

    • Welcome cocktail plus two (2) additional drink tickets per person
    • Passed Appetizers
      • Duck Confit - Frisee mini-salad with slow-cooked duck and fresh citrus
      • Caprese - Grape tomatoes skewered together with fresh Mozzarella and basil
      • Oyster Casino* - Half shell eastern oyster broiled with sweet-pepper butter and bacon
    • Small Savory Plates
      • Arctic Char* - Grilled Icelandic cold-water fish, potato gnocchi, fire-roasted artichokes, and heirloom tomatoes
      • Coq Au Vin - Wine braised chicken, pearl onions, wild mushroom and herb risotto
    • Dessert and Coffee Station
      • Display of assorted chocolate, layered fruit, and toffee crunch dessert bites
    • Animal Encounters
    • Special zookeeper talks discussing the mating habits of select Florida exhibit animals
      • Behind-the-scenes at bobcat/fox/raccoon
      • American crocodile and North American river otter mating habits talk
      • Bear training session
    • Romantic boat rides aboard Lostman's River
    • Live jazz performances provided by the Frost School of Music at University of Miami 

    *Seafood Watch "Best Choice" sustainably-sourced seafood

    For inquiries contact 305-251-0400, ext. 5084874.

     

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