Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

Wild Connections 

Get up close to some of the zoo residents, and learn from our zoo keepers about how these animals live, and what humans can do to help 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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