Home Events & Festivals Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center Grand Opening Twitter Facebook Print About Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center Grand OpeningBe among the first to experience the epic adventure inside this incredible new exhibit, offering an unparalleled experience for both guests and orangutans. Designed to stimulate the apes' physical, social and intellectual abilities, the Simon Skjodt Center is home to one of the largest groups of orangutans in any American zoo. It serves as a vital education, research and conservation center where dedicated staff and members of the community can work together to create a positive future for critically endangered orangutans in the wild. It brings new hope to a species on the verge of extinction. It is also one of the most visually stunning and ambitious zoo exhibits ever created, with incredible vistas, dozens of unique viewing perspectives and mesmerizing interactive opportunities. Your jaw will drop the first time you come face-to-face with an orangutan or watch as they swing up to 80 feet above your head! This innovative new facility is already receiving nationwide media attention and is being called one of the most significant zoo exhibits anywhere in the world!