PREMIUM ANIMAL TOURS

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Come Meet Our Animals

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



Go behind the scenes and meet one of our Malayan tigers and see our knowledgeable keepers in action. This up close experience will show you how we care for our big cats and ensure their welfare, as well as what we are doing to help protect them.

CAPACITY: 5
MINIMUM AGE: 8
AVAILABILITY: Year round, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. only.

Rhino



Go behind the scenes and observe the Rhino’s morning routine. Possible feeding and touch opportunity, plus a talk from a knowledgeable keeper.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 8
AVAILABILITY: Year round

Ring-tailed Lemur



Meet our active and fun troop of ring-tailed lemurs up close. Go inside the exhibit to offer enrichment feeding.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 12
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



Go to lemur island! Exclusive access inside the red ruffed lemur exhibit to offer an enrichment feeding.

CAPACITY: 6
MINIMUM AGE: 12
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: 8
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 exhibit to stand among the colony.

CAPACITY: 4
MINIMUM AGE: 12
AVAILABILITY: 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Burrow room may not be available to tour January through June.

Ambassador Animals



Up-close experience with multiple animals in the Ambassador Animals’ living quarters. Talk with a knowledgeable keeper and participate in an interactive training session!

CAPACITY: 8
MINIMUM AGE: 8
AVAILABILITY: Year Round.

Jaguar


Temporarily Unavailable


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. Two adults per child required.
AVAILABILITY: After 11 a.m. only.

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: 8
AVAILABILITY: May-September, Monday- Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Red Panda


Currently Unavailable


Get up close to a red panda to offer food enrichment and possible touch opportunity, plus a talk from an experience animal keeper.

CAPACITY: 4
MINIMUM AGE: 8
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: 8
AVAILABILITY: October-April, Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 pm or Saturday, 1 p.m.

Tree Kangaroo


Currently Unavailable


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.