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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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, and Sea Lions.
If you or a member of your group uses a wheelchair, please contact 713-533-6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make accommodations where possible. Service animals are not permitted on any behind-the-scenes tours.
Other Memorable Tour Options
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