Enrichment Experience

Keeping the animals in our care engaged and active




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 provide tasty treats, stimulating scents, and interesting items for one of our canid families to investigate. Their play and exploration is entertaining for us and beneficial to them.

Why enrichment is important

Enrichment opportunities are an important part of our animal’s care and well-being, because it keeps them active, enhances their problem-solving capabilities, and promotes natural behaviors. 

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

Each Enrichment Experience is unique. Observing our animals’ curious, playful nature is heartwarming, silly, and educational.


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


This add-on tour is offered at 12:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]

Adult (15+) $20 $22
(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.


Twenty-four hours advance reservation required.  Book Online or call 636-938-5900. 


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.