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Experiences
Train Rides
Train Rides

All aboard! See animal habitats in a whole new way when you take a ride on the Niabi Zoo express train.

$3.75 per person
(Ages 1 and up require a ticket)
Last train ride at 11:30 a.m. for AM Block and 2:30 p.m. for PM Block.
The train is ADA-compliant and can accommodate two wheelchairs per ride.

Carousel rides
Carousel rides

Take a spin on the carousel! With dozens of animals to choose from, this is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.

$3.50 per person
(Any rider requires a ticket, one adult can stand next to the child with no charge)
Last ride at 11:30 a.m. for AM Block and 2:30 p.m. for PM Block.
The carousel is ADA-compliant and can accommodate a single wheelchair per ride.

Giraffe Feeding
Giraffe Feeding

Get eye-to-eye and hand-feed the world’s tallest land mammal from our giraffe observation deck!  

$6 per person
(Any feeder requires a ticket, one adult can go up with a child 10 years of age and under)
Everyday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In the case of rain, giraffe feedings will be canceled and refunds will be given.

Koi Pond Feeding
Koi Pond Feeding

Take a tranquil walk out on our koi pond deck under a beautiful gazebo and feed our lively koi fish! Keep an eye out for other pond residents like the white swan, ducks and turtles.    

$1/bag of food pre-purchased on-line and picked up from admission booth upon arrival.

Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Start your day with an exclusive animal encounter! Arrive before opening and see your favorite animals behind the scenes. Go where the keepers go and get your questions answered by the people who know our zoo the best.

Choose from Big Cats, Giraffes, Bactrian Camels, or Aldabra Tortoises! Discount available for members.

Budgie Feeding
Budgie Feeding
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Step into our aviary with over 100 budgies, also known as parakeets. Experience the energy of these colorful, vocal birds as they eat from a seed stick in your hand!

$3 per person
(Any feeder requires a ticket, one adult can go in with a child 10 years of age and under)
Last feeding: 4:30 p.m. daily.
Seasonal experience offered between mid-May and early-September. Check with the main entrance for availability.

Domestic Animal Feeding
Domestic Animal Feeding
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Pet and feed your favorite domestic animals like goats, mini-donkeys, alpaca and more! Kids of all ages will enjoy this interactive experience.

$0.50 feeding*
Dispenser only takes quarters.
No advanced ticketing required.
*Coin machines located at front gift shop and Domestic Animal area

Zookeeper Chats
Zookeeper Chats
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to care for the animals in the zoo? Here’s your chance to hear from the experts, Niabi’s very own zookeepers!

FREE
Daily at noon and 3 p.m.

Zoo Tours
Zoo Tours
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Walk the grounds with a member of our education team and learn more about the animals, their adaptations and habitats, as well as the Zoo’s conservation efforts.

$4.00 per person
(Ticket required ages 2+)
Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Departs from the Zoo Map next to the Wild Things Gift Shop
Tours are 30-40 minutes long

Playground
Playground
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Checkout the play structure next to The Treehouse Snack Shack. The playground features a soft, recycled rubber base and splits into two sections – one for children ages 1-5 years old and a second for children 6-12 years old.

FREE

Face Painting
Face Painting
Currently unavailable due to the pandemic

Swing by the “Bling It On” station near the carousel to transform into a tiger, superhero, princess and more. Our face painters, Changing Faces Quad Cities, are at the zoo every  Thursday-Sunday (weather/business permitting) and available for zoo birthday parties year-round.

Cost varies by design: $4 to $12
Thursday-Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weather/business permitting)
Cash only.

 

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