Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter is proud to share with visitors our black bear family, including Minnie and BJ, and their now grown 3yr olds, Holly and Chief.
See our River Otters playing at the underwater viewing area, our beautiful Bobcats and our Birds of Prey in an enclosed aviary. Eventually fox and other native species will also have homes at this new facility.
Our Nocturnal House includes various species of native Smokies wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, flying squirrels, turtles and snakes.
No Food or Drink is allowed in the Wildlife Encounter.
NOTE: Some animals hibernate in the winter and may not be available for viewing.
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Ticket valid for unlimited visits the day of purchase. Ages 6 or under must be with adult age 18 or older.