Open 10am – 6pm every day! Wild Wings (butterflies) are OPEN!

Encounters

  • Anteater Encounter

    Come meet one of our newest residents, our giant anteater! Learn about this unique South American species with a 15-minute Zookeeper-guided tour. Go behind the scenes to see how anteaters use their long tongues through a clear tube… so fun, so messy, and so Wild! Priced per person. Please check-in at the NOVA Wild Zootique. (Gift Shop.) Requires walking and steps, for the safety of all this encounter will be behind a barrier (no touching). **General Zoo Admission tickets are also required. Max 4 people, groups may be combined if needed. Please note for the safety of all please note that a) children under 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult and b) please wear closed toed shoes, refrain from loose clothing, and pulling long hair back is recommended. The Anteater Encounter Space is unfortunately not ADA-compliant.
    From: $60
  • Capybara Encounter

    Enjoy 20 minutes with a Capybara in NOVA Wild’s brand new Encounter Space! Price is per person. A Zookeeper will be present to answer all of your questions. Take pics, get social, and get wild at NOVA Wild! Please check-in at the NOVA Wild Zootique. (Gift Shop.) **General Zoo Admission tickets are also required. Max 5 people, groups may be combined if needed. Please note for the safety of all please note that a) children under 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult and b) please wear closed toed shoes, refrain from loose clothing, and pulling long hair back is recommended. The Encounter Space is unfortunately not ADA-compliant.
    From: $80
  • Fawn Encounter

    Come meet one of our sweet fallow deer fawns! Help our Zookeeper bottle-feed our baby fawn and learn all about the worlds’ different ruminant species on a 15-minute Zookeeper-guided tour. Priced per person. Encounter is located in our newly renovated Encounter Hut, bring your friends, take pics, play with a baby deer, and get Wild! Please check in at the NOVA Wild Zootique. (Gift Shop.) **General Zoo Admission tickets are also required. Max 5 people, groups may be combined if needed. Please note for the safety of all please note that a) children under 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult and b) please wear closed-toed shoes, refrain from loose clothing, and pulling long hair back is recommended. The Encounter Space is unfortunately not ADA-compliant.
    From: $60
  • Kangaroo Encounter

    Enjoy 20 minutes with one of our newest additions, a growing Kangaroo, in NOVA Wild’s brand new Encounter Space! Price is per person. A Zookeeper will be present to answer all of your questions. Take pics, get social, and get wild at NOVA Wild! Please check-in in the NOVA Wild Zootique. (Gift Shop.) **General Zoo Admission tickets are also required. Max 5 people, groups may be combined if needed. Please note for the safety of all please note that a) children under 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult and b) please wear closed toed shoes, refrain from loose clothing, and pulling long hair back is recommended. The Encounter Space is unfortunately not ADA-compliant.
    From: $80
  • Sloth Encounter

    Come meet our newest residents, our Two-Toed Sloths! SloMo and Siesta have finally arrived and are eager to get Wild with the NOVA Wild community! Learn all about sloths, indigenous to South America, in their newly built interactive habitat on a 15-minute Zookeeper-guided tour. Priced per person. Bring your friends, take pics, interact with sloths, and get Wild! Please check in at the NOVA Wild Zootique. (Gift Shop.) **General Zoo Admission tickets are also required. Max 6 people; groups may be combined if needed. For the safety of all please note that a) children under six (6) can not participate, and children 6-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult and b) please wear closed-toed shoes, refrain from loose clothing, and pulling long hair back is recommended. The Sloth Encounter Space is unfortunately not ADA-compliant. For safety and animal welfare, all encounters are at the discretion of NOVA Wild Keepers, if animals are not behaving/participating the encounter may be canceled or rescheduled at any time.
    From: $100
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