These one-of-a-kind experiences include a behind-the-scenes peek into the back of house animal areas, a meet-the-keeper experience with an expert from the Zoo’s animal care team, and an unforgettable up-close and personal animal experience with the Zoo’s most prestigious animal ambassadors.
All Tours are 45 minutes
Times vary; see descriptions below
Zoo Members, per person $50
Non Members, per person $75 (includes Zoo admission)
Some tours are available for same-day purchase on site, some require advanced registration; see details of each tour below.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 713-533-6500.
Featured Animal Tours
Mondays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Thursdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Fridays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Sundays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
First and third Wednesday of each month, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Looking for something extra special? Want to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience? Contact us at 713-533-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about arranging a VIP Animal Experience.
Starting at $1200.00
Guests with Special Needs
Certain tours are accessible for guests using wheelchairs. They include Animal Nutrition Building, Bird Exhibits, Carruth Natural Encounters, Elephants, Rhinos, Gorillas and Sea Lions.
If you or a member of your group uses a wheelchair, please contact 713-533-6500 or email email@example.com so we can make accommodations where possible. Service animals are not permitted on any behind-the-scenes tours.
Other Memorable Tour Options
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Fridays 12:45 -1:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Fridays 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Sundays 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Sundays 11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Vet for a Day Experience
Get ready to spend an exciting morning checking up on the Zoo’s animal residents during this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. Shadow one of Houston’s busiest veterinarians as they make their rounds of the Zoo. Experience may include opportunity to watch live medical procedures.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
Zoo Members, per person $200
Non-Members, per person $240
Advanced Registration Required