How would you like the opportunity to meet an otter up close and personal?  Well now you can, with the Sam and Friends Otter Meet and Greet!  Enjoy a 30-45 minute session that includes an otter training session, interpretive program and a visit from 1-2 of Sam the Otter’s best friends!


 – $30 per person ($20 for Members) – Includes Zoo admission

 – Limited to 8 guests (To discuss larger group sizes, please call 406-652-8100)

 – Participants must be at least 8 years old to participate. All participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult.  Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver signed and  dated by their parent or legal guardian.

 – Reservations are available on a first come, first served basis and times are subject to change. Reservations are required and available by clicking here or calling 406-652-8100.

 – ZooMontana reserves the right to modify, cancel and/ or reschedule the program. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible or provide refunds. Due to Sam the Otter being so young and new to these programs, they are subject to cancellation at our discretion at any time.

 – ZooMontana does not guarantee the length of this meet and greet, it is up to the animal’s and trainer’s discretion.

 – Photos are permitted during the session and all attempts will be made to get a group photo.

 – Guests must remain seated throughout the encounter.

 – Otters are sometimes too curious for their own good, so for your own safety, please wear closed toed shoes to the meet and greet.

 – Petting of the Otter is prohibited.

 – Additional animal encounters are subject to change at any time.

 – Guests with special needs must call prior to making a reservation at 406.652.8100. Reasonable special needs accommodations can be supported on a case-by-case basis with prior notification.

 – Guests are asked to check-in at the front desk 15 minutes prior to the session.