About this Encounter
Join a keeper and learn unique characteristics of each of our gorillas by visiting a staff only area behind the gorilla habitat. Take a glimpse into a gorilla bedroom, stop by the kitchen to see what’s on the menu for the day, or take a look at their favorite toys and enrichment items. Hear all about the amazing bond of trust these animals have with their keepers, and discover how you can save gorilla habitat in the wild (*hint: it involves your old cell phone).
All guests who participate in Behind the Scenes at Gorillas are required to wear a face mask in order to protect the gorillas from any human disease risks. Gorillas are one of our closest living relatives with a genetic difference to humans of only 1.6%. This greatly increases their susceptibility to infection from human pathogens.
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All day Zoo admission included!
The Zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. Explore the Zoo at your leisure before or after your Animal Encounter.
Ages 12 and Up
This Animal Encounter is not not permitted for kids under age 12. Please register at least one adult per child under 17 in your party.
Behind the Scenes Size Limit
This exclusive encounter is limited to just six people per experience. If you have fewer than six in your party, you may be joined by other registrants, not to exceed six persons total.
Capturing the Moment
For the safety and well-being of our animal residents, there is no flash photography allowed in this area.
Behind the Scenes at Gorillas Gift Certificate
Give the gift every animal lover wants!
This gift certificate allows you to purchase a Behind the Scenes at Gorillas experience and the recipient to choose from available dates. A PDF of your gift certificate is attached to your receipt for convenient presentation. Recipients may redeem their certificate up to six months from the date of purchase.
Certificates are non-refundable. Certificates must be redeemed within six months from date of purchase.