John Ball Zoo

Tools of the Trade Animal Encounters

Closed for the Season

found in the North West Region

Tools of the Trade Animal Encounters happens three times daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m in the Forest Realm Amphitheater, near Tigers of the Realm. 

What does it take to be an animal caretaker at John Ball Zoo? Find out! Tools of the Trade gives you the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at how John Ball Zoo staff trains our animals, and what we do to keep them healthy and stimulated. You’ll learn about behavior management, enrichment, training, animal adaptations, wildlife conservation, and more. This free program features a rotating crew of Zoo animals will be the stars of the program including:

Barn Owl
Six-Banded Armadillo
Striped Skunk
Sandhill Crane
Turkey Vulture
Harris Hawk
And more!

Open on weekends. 

Prices Public Member
Free $0.00 $0.00