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Experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of select exhibits, see our animals up close and interact with them, and talk with experienced animal staff.

Proceeds generated from your tour support our mission of conservation education!

Choose from options including red pandas, tigers, penguins and more!

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For more information, call 206.548.2590 or email groupsales@zoo.org

Tour Options

 

Tiger



Tour the newest exhibit with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Malayan tigers. Talk with an experienced nimal staff member to hear about these majestic big cats at the zoo and in the wild, and the zoo's role in onserving tigers.

CAPACITY: 5
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: Year round, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. only.

Tree Kangaroo



Get up close to a Matschie’s tree kangaroo and speak with an experienced animal staff member about the tree kangaroo breeding program, its natural history, and the zoo’s world-renowned field conservation program for this unique species.

CAPACITY: 8
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: Dependent on breeding cycles of tree kangaroo and red panda due to location of tour.

Ring-tailed Lemur



Meet our active and fun troop of ring-tailed lemurs up close. Behind-the-scenes tour inside the exhibit includes enrichment feeding.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: May-September, Wednesday- Sunday, 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Subject to weather conditions and may require rescheduling if lemurs don’t have access to exhibit.

Red Ruffed Lemur



Exclusive access inside the red ruffed lemur exhibit including enrichment feeding.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: May-September, all week, 1:30 p.m. Subject to weather conditions and may require rescheduling if lemurs don’t have access to exhibit.

Penguin



Join an experienced animal staffer to learn about Humboldt penguin biology, husbandry and the zoo's role in conserving these desert coastal penguins. Includes a tour of holding areas and burrow room plus a close-up experience. No access inside the exhibit.

CAPACITY: 10
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Burrow room may not be available to tour January through June.

Enhanced Penguin



The enhanced version of the penguin tour includes a tour behind the scenes, a close-up experience with a touch opportunity and entry inside the penguin exhibit.

CAPACITY: 10
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Burrow room may not be available to tour January through June.

Ambassador Animals



Up-close encounter with multiple animals in the new Ambassador Animals' living quarters with interaction opportunities. Talk with an experienced staff member and participate in an interactive training session with Ambassador Animals that voluntarily participate in educational programs. Learn some of the same basic training techniques that can be used to train your animal companions at home!

Jaguar



Meet a jaguar up close and talk with an experienced animal staff member to learn about the zoo's jaguars, their survival skills in the wild, and the zoo’s role in jaguar conservation.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 12
AVAILABILITY: After 11 a.m. only. Two adults per child required.

Asian Small Clawed Otter



Go behind the scenes to see the family of small-clawed otters while they interact with enrichment.

CAPACITY: 3
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: May-September, Monday- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Red Panda



Get up close to a red panda including food enrichment and possible touch opportunity, plus a talk from an experienced animal staff member.

CAPACITY: 4
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: Limited availability during mid- June through September.

Giraffe



Step into the giraffe barn to meet this graceful, tall animal. Possible feeding opportunity and a talk from a knowledgeable animal staffer.

CAPACITY: 5
MINIMUM AGE: 6
AVAILABILITY: October-April, Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 pm or Saturday, 1 p.m.

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Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

 

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