Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Animal Encounters 

Get up close to some of the zoo residents while keepers educate the community about how these animals live and what humans can do to create a better future for them.


Discovery Tours

Looking for a deeper dive into the workings of the zoo? Follow a veteran keeper through the staff-only doors to see what it takes to run a zoo—from providing an enriching environment to re-creating an ocean—on our behind-the-scenes discovery tours. 


Train Tours

Come on ride the train! Go behind the scenes of the historic Washington Park and Zoo Railway. Ticket includes a train ride, a tour of the roundhouse with an expert engineer to learn how the train operates and a photo opportunity.

Zoo members: $45 per person
Nonmembers: $50 per person
Ages 6 and up.

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