Giraffe Barn Experience

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek inside the Zoo’s giraffe barn, home to our giant giraffes Mokolo, Gerald and Dhrouba!

During our Giraffe Barn Experience, you’ll receive a 20 to 30 minute guided tour led by a member of our keeper staff. You’ll learn about the fantastic care our giraffes receive, with in-depth descriptions of how our giraffes are fed and how they’re trained to receive veterinary care. You’ll also see many of the custom tools and devices our keepers use. At the end you’ll feed the giraffes some sticks and leaves from an acacia tree, which is the type of browse they naturally eat in the wild!

SCHEDULE

Saturday and Sunday | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Sessions are available in 30 minute intervals and begin at the top of every half hour. Space is limited. 
  • All guests entering the barn must purchase an experience ticket. Children ages 3 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The Giraffe Barn Experience does not include Zoo admission; all non-members must purchase Zoo admission.   
  • Guests will enter the experience from the hillside located between the petting barn and Trail of the Jaguar (pictured here). Please arrive for your session at least 10 minutes early. The waiting area is inside Trail of the Jaguar (pictured here). A staff member will collect you to bring you to the barn.
  • GUESTS ARRIVING LATE FOR THEIR TIME SLOT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO JOIN THE EXPERIENCE ONCE IT HAS BEGUN. DUE TO THE EXPERIENCE’S LIMITED CAPACITY, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A LATER EXPERIENCE. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as the path to the barn is uneven. Sessions will need to be rescheduled in the event that the path becomes covered with snow or ice. 
  • Please alert the staff at the Zoo’s check-in if you have any accessibility needs or require assistance.