Get a Unique Glimpse of the Zoo
with our New Tours Program!

Book your tour by calling our Reservations Department at 602.914.4333

  • Discovery Tours
  • Backstage Adventures
  • Guided Tours
  • Custom Guided Tours

Discovery Tours
Price: $49 per person

A Discovery Tour is a 90-minute guided tour through the Zoo in one of our eco-shuttles. You’ll be able to hop on and off the cart for closer viewing and for photo opportunities throughout the tour. Discovery Tours only visit the guest viewing areas of exhibits and no behind-the-scenes areas.

Book your tour by calling our Reservations Department at 602.914.4333.

*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 12 guests. Children 2 and under are free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid person 16 years of age or older. Zoo admission not included in tour price.

 
Backstage Adventures
Price: $99 per person

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, join us for a 60-minute Backstage Adventure and get an insider’s glimpse of some of our animal habitats.

Book your tour by calling our Reservations Department at 602.914.4333.

Elephant Adventure
Go backstage and learn what it takes to care for the Zoo’s Asian elephants. Your adventure includes a tour of the elephant barn and an up-close viewing opportunity.

Reptile Adventure
What’s a tortoise’s favorite treat? Find out in this ultimate reptile adventure. Your adventure includes a visit to the Galapagos or Aldabra tortoise enclosure where you’ll have a chance to meet and touch some of these friendly giants!

Johnson Conservation Center Adventure
You’ll feel like a scientist on this adventure. Go behind-the-scenes at the Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Conservation Center and learn about the science that supports the Zoo’s native species conservation efforts. During this adventure, you’ll see several of our research labs, including a glimpse into the black-footed ferret breeding center. You’ll even get to meet some of our conservation scientists.  

Animal Care Center Adventure
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to care for the more than 1,400 animals at the Zoo? Find out in this adventure that takes you inside the Joyce Corrigan Animal Care Center. Get a peek into the everyday life of our veterinary team, and learn what it takes to keep our animals healthy.  (Age restrictions: For ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Giant Anteater and Maned Wolf Adventure  – NEW
Go behind-the-scenes with this special adventure in the night houses of the Giant Anteater and Maned Wolf. You’ll meet one of their zookeepers, learn what it takes to care for these special creatures and if the animals choose to, you’ll get to see one up close! 

*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid person 16 years of age or older. Certain age restrictions apply. All Backstage Adventure and Premium Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance. Zoo admission not included in tour price.


Premium Adventures
Price: $300 per person
Looking for the ultimate Zoo experience? A Premium Adventure is a fully custom experience for you and your party. Your adventure includes a 90-minute personalized tour of the Zoo and one Backstage Adventure. Each guest will also take home a souvenir photo and water bottle. Premium Adventures can be booked on your schedule (some restrictions may apply) and can be booked for groups of 1 – 10.

*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests.  All Backstage Adventure and Premium Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

 
Guided Tours

Guided tours are predetermined guide-led walking tours through one of our Zoo trails. You have the flexibility to choose from several different topics, each covering a wide span of animal and conservation sciences. Each guided tour is 45 – 60 minutes in length (depending on the chosen topic).

Subject to availability. Does not include behind the scenes viewing areas.  

  • $2 per person
  • Minimum 10 guests. Groups larger than 25 may be divided into multiple groups.
  • No age restrictions
  • Zoo admission not included in tour price. However, youth-oriented groups receive an educational rate of $5 per person. Discounted rates for groups of 25 or more are available.
  • Available on a daily basis; excludes holidays and special event days
  • Must be scheduled two weeks in advance
 
Custom Guided Tours 

Custom Guided Tours are directed towards your specific wants and needs. Our trained Zoo staff works with you to create a completely customizable 60-minute educational walking tour of one of our Zoo trails – covering the exhibits and topics you are interested in.

Subject to availability. Does not include behind the scenes viewing areas.  

  • $5 per person
  • Minimum 10 guests. Groups larger than 25 may be divided into multiple groups.
  • No age restrictions
  • Zoo admission not included in tour price. However, youth-oriented groups receive an educational rate of $5 per person. Discounted rates for groups of 25 or more are available.
  • Available on a daily basis; excludes holidays and special event days
  • Must be scheduled three weeks in advance

  All tours occur in any weather condition.