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Behind the Scenes Tour

Subfacility of Zoo-Tours

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Max Occupancy 10

Due to Construction in the Zoo and the colder weather, Behind the Scenes Tours are very limited.  Please call the education department if you would like to reserve a tour at 609-465-6832


Did you ever wish to be toe to toe with a Giraffe? Want to be kissed by a goat? Want to experience part of a Zookeeper’s life? Have you ever wondered how a reptile slithers or crawls through life? Then the Behind the Scenes Animal Tour is designed just for you.

Our Behind the Scenes Animal Encounters provides guests with a one of a kind experience by combining up-close animal encounters, intimate keeper interactions and guided tours of specialized areas. Choose one of the five unique types of adventures that are available. Tours are offered at 2:00 p.m. daily, scheduled at least 2 days in advance. Other times may be available if scheduled through the Education Department in advance. Children must be 5 years or older.

** Please note that tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather or animal related events**

Maximum of ten people per tour
$30.00 per person 12 years old and older
$25.00 per person 5 -11 years old

To insure availability, reserving your tour now is highly recommended.

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