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Wild Weekends

March 23

March 22 – 24

Get ready for a wild weekend where you and your family will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to go up close and personal with zoo animals! In this interactive weekend you’ll learn about animal enrichment and create special toys for the animals. You’ll even have the opportunity to share your creations with the animals and observe their reactions! Overnight package and day programming options available.

Overnight Package includes:

  • Two nights  lodging at Wilson Lodge
  • Exclusive behind the scenes tour at the Good Zoo
  • Play with the Animals Workshop
  • Crafts Gone Wild Workshop
  • Oglebay’s famous Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet Friday & Saturday morning
  • Boxed lunch served at the Good Zoo on Saturday
  • Dinner at Glassworks Grill Friday or Saturday night


2 – 4 p.m. Behind the Scenes Tour– Go behind the scenes at the Oglebay Good Zoo and meet & greet with some of the rare and endangered animals in our care.


10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Play with the Animals Workshop– In this interactive experience, you will learn about environmental enrichment and discover how Good Zoo animals stay psychologically stimulated. You’ll help zoo team members create special toys and treats to be enjoyed by the zoo animals. After a quick boxed lunch break, you’ll help our animal keepers share the toys and treats you created, and observe how the animals interact with your creations!

10 a.m. – Noon Crafts Gone Wild Workshop– In this hands on session you’ll work with our animal keepers to build hammocks, beds, and feeders for the animals to enjoy.  Plus, you’ll assist our animal keepers share the creations with your animal friends and observe their reactions.


Overnight Package Rate:
$329 per person


Day Programming Rate:
$154.50 per person

March 22 – 24


March 23


Oglebay Good Zoo
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
Wheeling Park | 1801 National Road | Wheeling, WV 26003
304-243-4185 or 800-624-6988, ext. 4085