Gibbons wake at dawn! As the sun warms the enclosures, you will see an arm poke out of a sleeping box, and then perhaps a leg, a head... and finally each gibbon is awake!
There'll be some grooming, some yawning and a little chatter. They'll stretch a little and swing down to make sure no trespassers have come in during the night to claim their territory.
Just then, one gibbon family starts their morning song... and everyone is up! All the gibbon families rise to the call and, in their family groups, join in with their unique territorial calls.
Gibbon Center staff never need alarm clocks. Some of the songs can be heard up to 2 miles away! (Oh, and did we mention they break into song periodically throughout the day?)
Tours & Events
PUBLIC TOURS: The Gibbon Conservation Center is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon (except for rainy days and holidays). No reservations are required. A tour is given at 10:00 in the morning. Admission: $15 (adults); $12 (Teens and Students); $10 (seniors); $5 (children 6-12); $0 (Children under 5). Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. No need to Book for the Public Tours! Just come and enjoy! See you at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
PRIVATE TOURS: Private tours can be arranged for any day of the week, in advance, for a minimum charge of $120 (covering 8 people). For information and scheduling, contact us directly. See contact information below.