Come and celebrate Sam the Otter’s 1st birthday during this special, discounted program! Be part of an otter training session, followed by birthday enrichments in his habitat!

Enjoy a 30-45 minute program that includes an otter training session and interpretive program, followed by special enrichment offerings within the otter habitat! Limited to 15 guests.

*Live fish will be offered



  • $20 per person and includes admission ($10 for members).

  • 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 a 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.

  • Please check-in to the Admissions desk by 10:45am for the Meet & Greet. The program will begin promptly at 11am.

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

  • 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 this program, they are subject to cancellation at our discretion 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.



Click here for reservations!