Cancelled – Bayou Chapter – Chimp Haven
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chimpanzee Discovery Days
- Chimpanzee Discovery Days take place four Saturdays each year from 9 a.m. – noon
- No need to RSVP in advance, but tickets may be purchased online
- Accessible and fun for all ages!
Four times each year, Chimp Haven opens its doors for a morning full of chimpanzee discovery!
- Observe chimp families in their forested habitats
- Hear chats from our expert staff about chimp behaviors, veterinary care, enrichment, and more
- Learn about life at sanctuary at interactive stations
- Take a behind-the-scenes “hay ride” style tour (optional; additional ticket required)
Admission for Chimpanzee Discovery Day is:
- $10 for ages 6 and older
- FREE for ages 5 and younger
Tickets may be pre-purchased online (via the top right of this page) until 3 p.m. the day before the event, or purchased in person at the admissions gate.
As part of Chimpanzee Discovery Days, Chimp Haven offers several “hay-ride” style behind-the-scenes tours. These tours take place at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. Space for these tours is limited and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Behind the scenes tours are $10 per person. Tickets for the 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. tours may be purchased along with Chimpanzee Discovery Day tickets online (via the top right of this page). Tickets for the 11:15 a.m. tour are sold only at the admissions gate.
What to Know Before You Arrive
- The best time to see chimpanzees is 9 – 10 a.m. Habitat releases occur at 9:15, 9:30, and 9:45 a.m. During these releases guests will see the chimp families venture down to the moat and explore their forested habitats.
- The event is outdoors with limited covered areas; comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Free parking is available, but may require a short walk to the entrance.
- Chimp Haven merchandise is available for purchase using cash or credit card.
- Refreshments are available for purchase.
- Porta potties and handwashing stations are available.
- Most events occur rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook page. If the event must be cancelled because of inclement weather, ticket holders will be provided with tickets to a future or rescheduled event. Refunds are not available for Chimpanzee Discovery Days.