Enrichment Experience

Keeping the animals in our care engaged and active

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Add a 30-Minute Treat to Our Endangered Species Tour

Tossing a tennis ball with your family dog does more than build a bond. Their intelligence stays sharp and his senses alert through stimulation, problem-solving, walks filled with scents to explore and, of course, the universal language of play. Our Enrichment Experience gives visitors the rare opportunity to help provide the animals in our care with a similar kind of exercise and stimulation.

Tour Highlights

Treats, no tricks

Participants watch up-close as members of our Animal Care team toss bones, ice blocks packed with rewards inside and various scented objects into the habitats of one of our species for them to investigate and explore, encouraging these natural behaviors.

Why enrichment is important

Since they don’t have miles of territory to hunt and patrol like they would in the wild, such enrichment opportunities are an important part of their care and well-being.

Add-on to an Endangered Species Tour

This program is usually purchased as an add-on experience and does not include a tour of the rest of our animals. For that we recommend our signature Endangered Species Tour

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Enrichment Experience FAQs

Our Center remains open in limited capacity by reservation only as a safety precaution. We continue to work on exciting ways to bring our pack to yours, including virtual tours, educational webinars with experts in their field, and more.

LENGTH
30 Minutes, Please arrive 15 minutes before start time at our gate.
DAYS OFFERED

This add-on tour is offered at 2:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]

TICKET PRICE
MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Adult (15+) $20 $22
Children
(ages 4-14)
$18 $20
Age 3 and under Free Free

For member discounts, please call your membership office at 636-938-5900. Learn more about our membership options.

RESERVATIONS

Required, 24 hours advance recommended.  Book Online or call 636-938-5900 . Learn more about  membership reservations

SERVICE ANIMALS

At this time, we regret that we are unable to accommodate service animals during our tours. If you or a group member have a special need or mobility need, please contact us in advance.

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I’m so glad we added the Enrichment Experience. Our son cackled with delight seeing the wolves play with their iced treats. Such a fun way to end our day after the Endangered Species Tour.

- Pat K.