For a limited time, Gray Wolf Encounters are now available!
Enter into their Nursery Habitat and experience the majestic beauty of the Gray Wolf. Interact with the pups as the Zoo Keeper guides you.
Observe their unique behavior, agile athletic abilities and inquisitive nature. During this experience you will be able to physically interact with the pups and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Photography by a second party is encouraged.
Minimum Donation: $500.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older
Approximate Duration: 30-45 minutes
Due to high demand and limited scheduling this Encounter will be
offered 7 days a week at 9:00 am by reservation only
Behind the Scenes Tiger Tour
Experience the World of Tigers under the guidance of one of the Zoo’s Tiger Keepers. Start
with an informative mini lecture all about Tigers. Enter one of the top world class
Tiger Habitats in the Country. Start your journey by entering a glass walled tunnel,
where in a protective environment through 7/8 inch laminated safety glass walls,
you can observe the Zoo’s famous rare Tigers socializing and displaying natural
behavior. Then follow the Keepers for a special behind the scenes look at the Tigers
state of the art indoor living quarters where they sleep and eat. This journey will
become a lifelong memory.
Minimum Donation: $280.00 for 2 people, 16 years old and older
Approx. 45 minutes in length
By advance reservation only, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Special Tiger Encounter
An experience of a lifetime! Meet the Zoo’s famous rare Tigers up close and personal
in a protective environment, separated only by 7/8 inch laminated safety glass.
Listen to your Guide telling about these magnificent creatures as they display their
natural behavior and socialize with each other.
Minimum Donation: $56.00 for 6 people, $8 for each additional person, all ages welcome
Approx. 15 minutes in length, maximum capacity 20 people
No reservation necessary Wednesday through Sunday 10am – 3pm
A Fascinating view of a Fascinating Creature
Experience being with one of the largest Reindeer Herds of any Zoo in the Country.
Start the Encounter by assisting the Zoo Keeper in preparing the special Reindeer diet.
Help clean the Reindeer habitat and barn. Give specialized enrichment treats as they
congregate around you. Observe their hierarchal social behavior while they feast on
the diet you prepared and learn what makes this species unique among all other deer species.
Minimum Donation: $120.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older only
Approx. 30 minutes in length
Participate in this Once in a Lifetime Experience
Meet our National Treasure, the ‘Cat of all Cats,’ up close and eye to eye. Listen
to the keeper tell you all about cougars. Go inside the habitat and help clean and
tidy up. Help the Keeper prepare the diet and create exciting enrichment for these
magnificent predators. Observe the Cougar’s behavior as they takes possession of
their ‘meal’ and enrichments. Meeting these magnificent felines behind the scenes
will give you a new perspective of the Cat of all Cats also called the American Lion.
Minimum Donation: $240.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older only
Approx. 45 minutes in length
Meet Taz, Bindi and Boomer - Cougar Mountain Zoo is introducing a brand new Once in a Lifetime Experience
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have baby Emus
running around at your feet or to look into the intense eyes of
Boomer, the 6 foot tall Emu and father of the chicks? Now is your
chance to experience both! Enter into the Emu Chick Habitat with some of their favorite treats and
watch as they dart around their yard and jump in and out of their pool.
But, don't be distracted for too long by these adorable creatures.
Boomer will be looking on and hoping for some treats, too! During this
you will be able to touch a baby Emu and hand-feed the
Minimum Donation: $75.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older only
Approximate Duration: 30 mins
By advance reservation only Wednesday-Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Enjoy this memory that lasts a lifetime.
Meet these beautiful and critically endangered primates that are native to the
Island of Madagascar. Admire their beauty, social interaction and incredible athletic
ability. Do not miss this enchanting and rare opportunity to meet the mysterious Ruffed
Lemurs of Madagascar at the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
Minimum Donation: $90.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older only
Approx. 15 minutes in length
Spend time with the most beautiful crane in the World
Meet our flock of young East African Crowned Cranes up close and personal. Socialize
with these magnificent birds as you assist the keeper in daily enrichment and playtime
Minimum Donation: $64.00 for 1 person 18 years old and older only
Approx. 20 minutes in length
Mule Deer Encounter
Meet our Mule Deer Herd Up Close and Personal!
Feed the deer special treats and watch them frolic and prong around their habitat.
Observe their natural behavior in this intimate encouner.
Minimum Donation: $120.00 for 1 person, $50.00 per each additional person.
Limited to 4 people per Encounter. Ages 7+ welcome. Ages 7-15 need adult
paid and present for Encounter.
Approx. 20 minutes in length
How to book your Close Encounter!
Close Encounters are held according to the specific schedule of each individual
Close Encounters may be rescheduled and/or shortened due to animal’s state of mind.
Call the Education Department Now at 425-392-6278.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% (VISA or MasterCard over phone or in person) at the
time of booking will secure your reservation. If you decide to change the date or
time of your encounter please call us as soon as possible and we can transfer your