Group Programs

For Non-School Groups: If you are reserving a room for a birthday party, shower, company social, or just coming to the zoo as a group, consider booking an Animal Encounter or Guided Tour for an extra special experience!
  • Animal Encounters/Chats: Get up close and personal with a special animal ambassador!  Groups can request a reptile, bird, or mammal; specific animals will be selected by the presenter
    • Informal Animal Encounter: $25
      • 10-15 minutes; meet and greet with an animal ambassador
    • Formal Chat: $40
      • 20-30 minutes; educational presentation with an animal ambassador 
    • Guided Tours: Get a different view of the zoo with an educational tour designed for you!  Groups can request a specific topic or area, but tours will vary based on animal behavior, current exhibit set-up, and educator availability. Typical tour length is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
      • Basic Tour: $75
        • To ensure a quality experience, this tour is recommended for no more than 15 adults or 25 children and chaperones (no more than 30 total).
        • Potential topics include animal classification, adaptations, and habitats.
      • Behind-the-Scenes Tour: $100
        • Due to space restrictions, this tour is only available for up to 10 adults or 15 children and chaperones (no more than 20 total).
        • Potential topics include animal enrichment, habitat design, and rehabilitation.
    • Scout Programs: If you are a scout leader interested in booking a class to meet badge requirements, please contact our Education Coordinator, Jessica Wright, for more information.