The new Sensory Saturday sessions will be modified with dimmer lighting, reduced sound and a sensory-break area with fidgets (self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening), pillows and other accommodations. Zoo staff members are experienced in working with children with special needs and enjoy helping children get the most from the gallery's offerings—on their own terms.
One adult (age 18 and up) is required for every four children. Everyone entering must have a ticket. Timed tickets and advance tickets are available at the Welcome Desks at both the north and south entrances of the Zoo. Reservations are not available. Wild Wonder Outpost capacity is 40 participants per session.
*On Sensory Saturdays (second Saturday of every month), the 9:30 a.m. session is reserved for kids with special needs.