• Giraffe Deck Closed through Early May

    The giraffe deck is closed through early May for maintenance.

April - October
Weekly Schedule

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Weather Permitting


Additional Fee $5 per person

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Located in Africa Region

Heads up! On the Giraffe Deck, you'll be able to get eye-to-eye with these long-legged giants, an experience you'll never forget. The deck has a beautiful treetop view looking downward on the habitat, so it's a great place for group photos and for viewing our herd of giraffes. The Acacia Station Giraffe Deck is listed as "View 4" on the Park Map. The giraffes may also be visible from three other free viewing areas labeled as View 1, 2 and 3. Views 1 and 2 provide an upward view of the habitat and are closest to the Africa Entrance.

Please note: When the ground is wet, the giraffes will not be in their habitat for their safety. Giraffes also move about their habitat and may not  be near the Acacia Station Giraffe Deck.  Tickets can be purchased at the Giraffe Deck only.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied onto the deck by a ticketed/paying adult
  • Experience is weather and animal dependent

For the health and safety of you, our staff and the giraffes, the following measures are in place.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests prior to the deck.  It will be required that all participants sanitize their hands prior to feeding the giraffe.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to guests when exiting the experience as well.
  • No strollers or wagons are permitted onto the deck, a stroller parking area is available near the entrance.
  • Service animals are not permitted onto the deck.  Service animals can be left with another member of your party prior to the deck while you participate in the feeding experience.  Zoo staff cannot take responsibility for the animal.



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