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Behind the Scenes Tours

See the Zoo from a Keeper's Perspective!

Make your next Zoo visit the most wild one ever and add a behind-the-scenes tour to your day! During this unforgettable adventure you will learn how we care for your favorite animals! Please review our policies and pricing prior to reserving a tour.

Additional fee applies. Tours not included with Zoo admission. Pricing varies by tour, select reserve to see specific pricing.

Behind The Scenes Gift Certificates Available

Behind the scenes tour gift certificates now available for 2023 tours. Gift certificates offer a tour for 6 participants for the cost of 4 participants. Tour restrictions and policies still apply.

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Tour guidelines and limitations:

  • Tour experiences may vary or be cancelled based on animals’ behavior/needs
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older.
  • For the safety of our animals and guests, please follow all staff directions and remain with the tour group.
  • Please do not touch and/or feed animals unless instructed by Zoo staff.
  • All tours are walking tours. Wagons and strollers are permitted in public areas, but you will be asked to park them during behind-the-scenes portions due to space. Wheelchairs and scooters are accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Tours will be booked for a single group of up to 6 participants to maximize social distancing.
  • Tours participants are required to wear a face mask and will be provided with gloves to wear during the tour.

Cancellations & refund policy:

  • Please contact us to cancel a pre-booked tour. For day of questions, please call 419-385-5721.
  • Cancellation 2+ days in advance receives full refund or reschedule.
  • Cancellation less than 24 hours in advance receives 50% refund or reschedule.
  • Cancellation or “no show” the day of tour receives no refund.

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