We offer a variety of exclusive encounters including a VIP experience with the elephants, a private encounter with our giraffes, or even get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a member of the Wilstem crew!

Elephant Rise N Shine Package

Our longest experience is the Elephant Rise & Shine Package.  Available to only 10 people, this encounter gives you one-on-one time with the elephant, touch, and get fabulous photos! Then join the Spa and Educational Encounters.


*note: Includes Spa and Educational Encounter

Grizzly Ridge VIP

Get an up close and personal experience with Jeff, "the bear man", Bob, and Screech! Help prepare their breakfast, view them up close, and get some great photos!  



ALL Access

The ULTIMATE animal experience at Wilstem​ includes the Roos and Crew, Giraffes, and Drive Thru Safari with Grizzly Ridge during Winter Season OR Roos and Crew, Giraffes, Drive Thru Safari with Grizzly Ridge, and Elephants during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

SPR/SUM/FALL: $199/person

WINTER: $149/person

Private Giraffe Encounter

This is our Educational Encounter, but without the distraction of the general admission crowd! Learn about giraffes in a private experience of up to 8 people.  

$299 for a group of 8 people or less



** There is a $2.00 fee per ticket not included in pricing.  Any guest entering the barn must purchase a full price ticket.

ALL Encounter Experiences Include:


Come meet a variety of small animals at our Roos and Crew Barn.  View our animals in an intimate setting and learn all about their personalities.  Complete with a variety of small animals, kangaroos, and our iguana it is sure to be a memorable experience!