Interactive Animal Encounters and Animal Education for Kids
In order to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has several modifications and safety protocols in place, which were created based on CDC guidance. Policies are subject to change; please review this page carefully.
Create new memories during customizable animal encounters at Helen Woodward Animal Center! This animal education opportunity is a perfect activity for any animal lover and works well with playgroups, youth groups, 4H groups, home school groups and families. You will not only get hands-on animal interactions but will also gain a better understanding of our furred, feathered and scaled friends.
To book your interactive animal encounters in San Diego, call 858-756-4117 ext. 318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have multiple times available during the week or on weekends for all of our animal encounters.
Customize Your Encounter!
1. Select your level of adventure
2. Pick your quest for discovery
3. Choose your animals and activity
1. Level of Adventure (age ranges are guidelines)
Toddlers and Preschoolers
|60 minutes||$11.25 per child||3 animals
Kindergarten – 5th grade
|90 minutes||$14.25 per child||4 animals
6th grade and beyond
|120 minutes||$17.25 per child||6 animals
Adults are admitted free for the purpose of supervising children. The chaperone to child ratio is 1:5. Extra adults are $5 each.
2. Quest for Discovery (lesson theme)
3. Animal Encounters and Activities
Tours of Adoptions can only be given during their hours of operation.
Animal education and interaction is dependent upon animal health and safety. Must be at least 5-years-old to pet reptiles.
* denotes animals that cannot be pet, other interactions may be possible depending on species
NOTE: If you are interested in a combination of animals & activities other than the one listed for your level of adventure, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
All animal encounters require a $75 non-refundable deposit when booking your appointment. The total cost, minus the deposit already paid, will be settled at the completion of the adventure based on participant count.
If you have questions please give us a call at 858-756-4117 ext. 318 or email email@example.com.
Policies During COVID-19
Click here to carefully review the safety protocols (subject to change, last updated 7/14/21): **Protocols are subject to change. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns
**Protocols are subject to change. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns