Keeper Experience and Ambassador Encounter

The animal encounters department is offering two exciting opportunities to explore what it's like to work with our unique collection of animal ambassadors.

pdf Register today for one of these exciting opportunities! or call 925-627-2916

Keeping up with the keepers

Keeper Experience

Meet resident animal ambassadors (reptile, bird and mammal) up close and personal and help animal keepers prepare meals, create enrichment activities and even assist with a public presentation!

  • This program is for ages 10 and up. Participants 10–14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cost: $150 per person for members, $175 for non-members. Guardian/child combinations are $250 for members and $275 for non-members.
  • Maximum participants per program: 2
  • This two-hour experience is offered from 2–4.


For either program, please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops!) and be ready to get a little dirty. Photo opportunities will be available during the encounter, but, please, no video.