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Rhino Encounters: April & May
Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – Wed, May 31, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
We are working with Southwick's Zoo to give zoo visitors a unique way to learn more about rhino conservation! All proceeds from rhino encounters are donated to rhinoceros conservation. Rhino encounters last about an hour in total. Participants first watch a brief video about rhinoceros conservation and are then brought to the encounter area where they get to meet and touch Southwick's two white rhino, Thelma and Louise.
Spots are limited and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. Zoo passes, coupons, discounts, or other offers cannot be applied to the price of rhino encounters.
Non-members: $99 (+ $5.94 processing fee)
EARTH Member: $79 (+ $5.94 processing fee)
Includes: Admission to the zoo for the day and an encounter with our two white rhinos.
Note: Encounters take place before the zoo’s normal hours. Only people who have purchased rhino encounter tickets are allowed entry into the zoo during the encounter. Please meet us at 9:00am at the zoo’s front entrance the day of your encounter.
Note to members: To receive your member discount, click “enter promotional code” when you register. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA.
Rhino Encounter participants must be at least 12 years of age. Those under 18 must also be accompanied by a paid adult.
We suggest wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. We DO NOT recommend wearing flip flops or sandals.
Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: If you need to cancel your encounter, we require at least 1 week's notice for full refund. If you need to reschedule to another date, please contact us at least 1 week in advance with a new desired date. We cannot reschedule encounters to a date that does not have an appropriate number of openings remaining, so please check the list of dates on the registration page first.
If poor weather is predicted for the day of your encounter, you may reschedule to another date. In this case, please try to contact us as early as possible to reschedule.
Rhino Encounter T-Shirts:
Participants can purchase T-Shirts at the EARTH Discovery Center the day of their encounter. T-Shirts are $25/each and available in ladies’ and men's sizing.