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AMERICAN BISON

GROUP BEHIND THE SCENES ENCOUNTERS

Before humans, American bison once ranged over nearly the entire continent – everywhere except the coasts and deserts. It’s no surprise that they are designated America's first national mammal. You will meet with one of our trained bison keepers to get up close and personal (but not too personal!) and learn more about why these majestic creatures are so important to our grassland ecosystem.

 

You'll get:

  • Up close encounter with American bison

  • Participate in animal enrichment

  • Private keeper talk focused on American bison, their facility, and the zoo's role in their conservation

 

Note: Tours will vary based on animal temperament and behavior. One adult chaperone per two children required. Minimum age six years old. Minimum of 72 hours' notice required for scheduling. ​

Pricing: 

  • $50 members

  • $55 non-members

Price includes zoo admission. Behind The Scenes Encounters must have at least two spots filled to run.

PRIVATE BEHIND THE SCENES ENCOUNTERS

Experience American bison up close with just you, your group up to six people and our trained keeper staff. These exclusive encounters are great for a family outing, a gift, team building, and we've even had wedding proposals in an exhibit! You can be sure that your private American bison encounter will be an experience to write home about. Bring your camera!

Pricing:

  • $280 members

  • $300 non-members

Minimum of two weeks notice required for scheduling.