Date with Darla Experience
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Date with Darla Experience

Palm Beach Zoo 'Date with Darla' Experience 

At a Glance

Time:  11:00AM
Offered Saturday & Sunday
  15-25 minutes

Age Requirements: 

  • Suitable for guests 10 years of age or older. 
  • Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+) 
  • One adult required with each participant age 15 and under

It's your chance to go on a Date with Darla, Palm Beach Zoo's popular and personable Southern Ground Hornbill. Yes, her eyelashes (which look like they have two coats of mascara) are stunning and real! During this brand new experience, you will find out what a good catch Darla is... literally. Keepers will show you how to gently toss her treats. In true diva form, Darla enjoys lots of attention - so get your camera ready for close-ups! 

Experience fee does not include Zoo admission.


  • Members $30 per person
  • Non-Members $35 per person
  • Max 5 people per experience, mixed parties.



  • Experience fee does not include zoo admission. Mandatory admission tickets for non-Zoo members must be purchased separately.
  • For the safety of our animals, and the nature of the up close experience, any disruptive guest(s) will be excused from the experience without a refund.
  • Experience must be registered in advance. If you require special accommodations please email
  • Program will occur rain or shine. The Zoo reserves the right to reschedule the experience due to weather.
  • You must check in at the front gate 30 minutes prior to the start time of your experience. The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes a late start not possible.
  • Due to the behind the scenes nature of this experience, closed-toed shoes must be worn.
  • Cancellations must be made 24-hours in advance of scheduled experience date to receive full refund. We will do our best to reschedule your trip. *Please note that no shows the day of your scheduled visit will forfeit all payments.