Dinner Time at the Zoo
Feeding time for our “Big Cats” is one of the most exciting activities at the zoo, even for our volunteers and trainers –and you can be a part of it! You will see first hand how instinctual behavior takes over, and why safety and training protocols are so critical. Crunch Time is fun, exciting and educational. Tour times are announced daily but generally they happen between 4:15 and 5:15 PM, lasting 30 to 45 minutes. It’s an awesome way to get close and to learn about the behaviors of these magnificent animals. This activity (as depicted) happens behind the scenes in our tiger’s secure night quarters, attached to their much larger daytime habitat.)
We are open 7 days a week – including most holidays except: We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Children must be 4 years of age or older to attend this tour. For the health and comfort of the animals, strollers are not allowed on this tour.
Click here to book now! (Please note that these tickets are limited therefore once purchased on line, they are absolutely not refundable or useable on an alternative date – for any reason – so it you are at all unsure of your schedule or timing, the same tickets are available in our gift-shop lobby they day of the event. Feel free to call prior to arriving to check availability. Donation letters are available to those unable to utilize tickets purchased on-line.)
While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.