My original plan for my birthday this year was to visit the museum of the weird but that got postponed. I had to scramble to fill in my day and did a quick Google search for things to do in Austin. When I saw the list of animal encounters they had I was sold!
I got to feed and pet otters, stingrays, turtles, sharks, lemurs and a sloth! It was a good birthday present to myself!
There are a ton of animal encounters but it varies on the mood of the animal so there is no set schedule ahead of time. We spent hours there hanging around so that we could visit with the sloth when he was ready. Each encounter and feeding takes a certain amount of tokens but I don't recommend buying a ton of them upfront because you never know when an encounter will happen and how the animals will feel and they don't force them into any situations, which is a good thing. This also is a pretty far Uber from SoCo. The one thing I do regret is not renting a car. This really is a must. 10/10 otherwise for this experience.