What is Wild Wonders?
Wild Wonders is where kids and adults can connect with animals from all over the world. Through live tours and interactive programs, our 120 animal ambassadors and educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won’t forget.
Our motto is “Rescue. Educate. Conserve”, and our educators will share the stories behind the animals, the adaptations they have to help them survive in the wild, and what conservation challenges they face.
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.
All of our onsite Animal Experience tours are by appointment only, and must be booked through our website. Your tour will be exclusively for your group, allowing your keeper / educator to focus only on you.
The devastation by the wildfires in Australia has captured the attention of the entire world. Our hearts and prayers go out to the brave people fighting the fires, the families that have lost loved ones and homes, and the hundreds of thousands of wildlife whose lives and habitats are being destroyed.
For every Wallaby Walkabout Experience booked and taken through February, Wild Wonders will donate $25 to Wildlife Victoria to assist them in the rescue and recovery of wildlife.
Our Animal Experiences
Besides our Behind the Scenes Experience, we offer 6 additional “deep dives” with particular animals (e.g., cheetah, bearcat, wallaby, …), and an “Ultimate” Experience where you can create a custom experience for your group.
Let us introduce you to animals from all over the world with our Behind the Scenes Experience. Your keeper / educator will lead you on an interactive, educational, and fun tour of our 5-acre facility where you’ll meet and interact with many of our amazing animal ambassadors. The price is $175 for 4 people. Additional adults (18+) are $30, and additional children (17 and under) are just $15. Our Behind the Scenes experiences are approximately 60 minutes long and are offered every day of the week from 9AM – 1PM.
If you have pre-paid for your Experience and just need to book a date and time, click here for a reservation request.
Meet our Cheetahs
Victor, Masika, and Hasani are our majestic cheetah ambassadors. All of our unique Animal Experiences include a stop at our cheetah exercise yard where your keeper / educator will tell you more about them and their cheetah cousins in the wild.
Join us for our Meet and Greet a Cheetah Experience! After a “cheetah chat” with your keeper / educator, we will bring one of the cheetahs out on a leash where you’ll get a photo op of yourself near one of these incredible animals.
Our Breakfast with the Beasts Experience affords you a luscious breakfast directly in front of the cheetah exercise yard. As you enjoy your meal, your keeper / educator will tell you about our cheetahs, and the challenges cheetahs face in the wild.
More Experiences at Wild Wonders
Can’t decide on just one Experience? Create YOUR ULTIMATE combination by SELECTING ANY two, three, or four of our Experiences to make your visit something you’ll never forget!
Choose from among Meet and Greet a Cheetah, Meet and Feed a Bearcat, Fennec Foxes and Friends, Wallaby Walkabout, Cat training 101, and Reptiles from Around the World.
All Experiences include a tour of our 5 acre facility.
Meet Piper, our Bennett’s Wallaby! Take a seat in her habitat, offer her some treats, and stare into her beautiful brown eyes. You’ll also meet her habitat-mates – three adorable Patagonian cavies.
Each of our interactive animal Experiences comes with a tour of our 5 acre facility.
Meet and Feed a Bearcat
One of our most unique animal ambassadors is from Southeast Asia and called a Binturong, or Bearcat. This inquisitive arboreal loves fruit. We’ll supply you with some to feed to him, and you’ll also be able to feel his coarse fur. Like all of our interactive Experiences, this one will include a tour of our 5 acre facility.
Experiences For All Ages All Year Round
Zookeeper Mentor Program
If you have a budding Zookeeper 13 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.