What is Wild Wonders?
Wild Wonders is where kids and adults can “tame” their curiosity for wildlife. Through live tours and interactive programs, our 120 animal ambassadors and educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won’t forget. Our goal is to excite the public and foster a desire to preserve and learn about wildlife, and the important role they play in the planet we share.
Celebrating our Global Conservation Partners in May
Saturday, May 11, is World Binturong Day, and Wild Wonders is raising funds for our partner Arctictus Binturong Conservation.
Friday, May 17, is Endangered Species Day, and Wild Wonders is raising funds for our partner Cheetah Outreach.
Junior Keeper-For-A-Day Zoo Camp
Our popular Zoo Camps for kids aged 6-13 are back! This year we are introducing some new activities which will make each day more fun and exciting. On Mondays, we’ve added a Butterfly Garden activity. Join us on Wednesdays to hear more about the activities of our Conservation partners in the wild. And to end the week, on Fridays we’re offering a special art project lead by the artists at Art Smarts. Choose whichever day your future Zookeeper in interested in!
Bearcats, Beers, and Brats
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a twilight tour at Wild Wonders. The Solstice is the official start of Summer, and the LOOOONNNNNGGGGEST day of the year. Join us for an after work Happy Hour on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 with beer and bratwurst and see how our animals usher in Summer.
Experiences and Travel
Brunch With The Beasts
Are you as in love with Cheetahs as we are? Imagine enjoying a tasty brunch within steps of our Cheetah exercise yard with one of our three Cheetah ambassadors in sight. As you enjoy your meal, your guide will tell you about our Cheetahs, and the work of our three global conservation partners whose focus is on Cheetah conservation in the wild. After you’ve finished, your guide will take you on a full Behind The Scenes tour of our facility where you’ll meet many of our other ambassadors.
NEW Fennec Fox and Friends Animal Experience
Everyone loves our little Fennec Foxes, and we’re now offering an Animal Experience focused on them. If you are crazy about Foxes, or have someone in your family that is, you need to sign up!
The FENNEC FOXES AND FRIENDS Experience joins our other four: MEET AND GREET A CHEETAH (now featuring our one year old handsome male, Hasani), MEET AND FEED A BEARCAT, WALLABY WALKABOUT, and CAT TRAINING 101. If you can’t decide on just one, check out our ULTIMATE Experience!
As always, each interactive animal experience comes with a full tour of our facility.
Both of our May and June Africa Ecoventures have SOLD OUT!
These budget-friendly trips for Animal Care professionals are an exceptional value while not skimping on animal sightings or accommodations. We will be offering them again in 2020, so keep these in the back of your mind while planning next year’s vacations.
Announcing our South Africa and Botswana Trip in November, 2019
Details are now available for our November trip. This trip begins on November 23 and will conclude on December 2. We will be visiting four different locations, one of which will be brand new!
Some video clips from our prior Africa ecoventures.
Experiences For All Ages All Year Round
Zookeeper Mentor Program
If you have a budding Zookeeper 14 years of age or older, have them spend a one-on-one session with one of our Keepers.
Family Zoo Camp
Offered all year, the Family Zoo Camp is a three hour experience for the animal loving family.
Our Global Conservation Partners
Wild Wonders is a member of the American Association of Zookeepers and accredited by the Zoological Association of America.