These one-of-a-kind experiences can include the opportunity to peek into the back of house animal areas, meet an expert from the Zoo’s animal care team or have an unforgettable up-close and personal animal experience with the Zoo’s most prestigious animal ambassadors. Experiences and tour availability varies, to find out more see details of each tour below.
Look for new experiences and dates available beginning January 2017
Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 713-533-6500.
Tour Gift Certificates
Give the gift every animal lover wishes for! Go beyond the “Employees Only” gates and step into a Zoo keeper’s world. Stand eye to eye with a giraffe, take a walk with a cheetah, or feel the softness of a rhino’s skin. Plus, learn all about the incredible animals from the people who know them best! Purchase a gift certificate for an amazing Zoo experience just in time for the holiday season!
Memorable Tour Options
Zoo Members, per person $90
Non Members, per person $115 (includes Zoo admission)
Mondays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays 12:45 -1:30 p.m.
Thursdays 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Fridays 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Zoo Members, per person $150
Non Members, per person $175 (includes Zoo admission)
Saturdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Sundays 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Zoo Members, per person $250
Non Members, per person $275 (includes Zoo admission)
Fridays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Thursdays 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
First and third Wednesday of each month, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
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Zoo Members, per person $350
Non Members, per person $375 (includes Zoo admission)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make accommodations where possible. Service animals are not permitted on any behind-the-scenes tours.