Animal Trailside EncountersTrailside Encounters are a great opportunity to talk to an animal keeper about how the species lives in the wild, what it eats, how it fits in the ecosystem and more.
Discovery carts will be stationed nearby with more activities and information. Different animals will be stars at each presentation so visitors will be surprised every time.
Though only the keeper touches the animals, this is an opportunity for visitors to see the individual animals up close.
- 11:30 a.m. Woodland Pool Presentation Stage
- 1:30 p.m. Baker Research Cabin Presentation Stage
3:30 Picnic Pavilion Presentation Stage
- Banana Slug
- Rubber Boa
- Gopher Snake
- Great Horned Owl
- Spotted Owl
- Red-tailed Hawk
- Painted Turtle
- Mallard Duck
- California Myotis Bat
Additional impromptu encounters take place throughout the day. Times are subject to change from October through May.
We are sensitive to the needs of the animals involved, so we cannot guarantee a particular animal will be presented on a given day. If the animal being presented gives signs of stress, the presentation may be ended.