Animal Nutrition Kitchen Wild Walk


For an additional $5, upgrade your older explorers (3rd grade and up) and extend your tour to take a look behind the scenes at the Animal Nutrition Kitchen or the Veterinary Clinic. These tours will provide you with plenty of Zoo time in addition to a firsthand look at how our animal care specialists utilize STEM skills and problem solving in their daily lives.

With over 1,000 mouths to feed, our Animal Nutritionists have a big job! Learn how Zoo staff prepare animal diets, and see some of the unusual food items our animals enjoy that you might like, too!

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Daily, year-round

9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Program is 80 minutes long.

$19.99 per student (includes Zoo admission)
One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free, additional chaperones pay student price.

CAPACITY: Minimum of 10 – Maximum of 120 per session

3rd grade and up


    • Educational Group Reservations must be made at least 5 weeks prior to program date.
    • Non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of reservation.
    • Minimum group size for all Wild Walks is 10.
    • One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free; additional chaperones pay student price.
    • Membership discounts do not apply to Wild Walks.
    • Final head count is due 4 weeks before your scheduled visit.


    • Payment is due at least 4 weeks prior to the date of your visit. Unpaid reservations will be cancelled if payment is not received.
    • Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of your reservation.
    • Collection of funds and payment of all attendees is the responsibility of the group. Payment must be made to the Education Reservations personnel.


    • All cancellations forfeit the $50 deposit.
    • Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the program date must pay 50% of the total cost of the program.
    • Reschedules must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your schedule program date to avoid fees.
    • Reschedules made less than 2 weeks before original date will result in the loss of original deposit. Another deposit is required.
    • Educational Groups will not receive refunds for rain. For instances of severe inclement weather, please contact Education Reservations at 404.624.5822.


    • Group lunch storage is available in the Zoo at The Lunch Den, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round. Lunches should be in a labeled cooler/container.
    • You can also pre-order your lunch! For just $8.50 per person + tax, your group can order your choice of pizza or sandwich, whole fruit, cookie and a drink! Please complete the order form and submit via email to or by phone at 404.624.5995. Orders must be placed 2 weeks prior to your visit.    


    • Bus drivers are permitted to drop off their groups in the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. See our map for further details.

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