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


  • Formal Chat: $40
    • 20 to 30 minutes; educational presentation with an animal ambassador
  • Informal Animal Encounter: $25
    • 10 to 15 minutes; meet and greet 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
    • Potential topics include animal classification, adaptations, and habitats.
    • 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).
  • 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 Email Us for more information.