Meet and Greet Station


Meet and Greet Station Program

Meet and Greet style offers a more informal interaction with ambassador animals. Encounters offer a few minutes in which to engage with our instructors and/or docents as guests learn about the animal and may even have an opportunity to touch an animal! This type of program works well if your event or facility has a large audience that may not be suited for sitting and listening to a long presentation. Typically, one or two animals are available to meet at a time for approximately 45 minutes each. These programs are scheduled by the hour for up to 2 hours at a time. Meet and Greet Stations work well for retirement communities, community fairs/events, and larger corporate events.

Program fees for the first program are $110.00 plus an additional $1.00 per mile travel fee (includes mileage and staffing cost), and $75.00 for each additional consecutive program on the same day. Consecutive programs must be scheduled with no more than 30 minutes of wait-time in between, or a $75.00 fee will be charged per hour of wait. All mileage is calculated using www.maps.google.com. Program fees listed above are valid through December 31, 2023.

Traveling Zoo Program Request – Meet and Greet Station

Desired date(s) for us to visit your facility

Please give at least 3 possible dates and times for ease of scheduling.
(Our programs are typically available at 9 am and later. Zoo staff will arrive early to allow for set-up.)

Tell us more about your group

To help our staff reach your location (where to park, what door to enter, etc.):

COVID-19 Guidelines: John Ball Zoo does not currently require program participants to wear face masks. We will continue to follow masking guidelines set by local, state, and federal agencies and update this policy as needed.