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 special safety glass walls,
you can observe the Zoo’s famous rare Tigers socializing and displaying natural
behavior. Watch the tiger's show off in a special enrichment feeding session. 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: $380 for 2 people, 6 years old and older
(ages 6-15 with paid Adult)
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 for 6 people, $8 for each additional person
All ages welcome
No reservation necessary, Wednesday through Sunday 10am – 3pm
A Fascinating view of a Fascinating Creature
Experience the Zoo's reindeer herds up close and personal.
Help clean their habitat and barn. Observe their hierarchal social behavior while they feast on
special treats you provide for them and from one of the Zoo's Reindeer Keepers what makes this species unique among all other deer species.
Minimum Donation: $130 for 1 person 16 years old and older only
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. Observe the Cougar’s behavior as they takes possession of
the special treats you have hidden throughout thier habitat. 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 for 1 person, $360 for 2 people
14 years old and older only
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 for 1 person, $150 for 2 people
All ages welcome
Spend time with the most beautiful crane in the World
Meet our flock of East African Crowned Cranes up close and personal. Hand feed and socialize
with these magnificent birds as you learn all about them. Assist the Crane Keeper in providing daily enrichment and playtime
Minimum Donation: $80 for 1 person 16 years old and older only
Mule Deer Encounter*
Meet our Mule Deer Herd Up Close and Personal!
Listen to you Guide tell you about these unique creatures. Hand feed the Mule Deer
special treats inside their habitat. Watch them frolic around their habitat.
Observe their beauty and natural behavior in this intimate encounter.
Minimum Donation: $80 for 1 person, $140 for 2 people
Ages 6 years old and older welcome (ages 6-15 with paid Adult)
*By Advanced Reservation Only, Includes All Day Admission
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