Inside Look Tours

Go behind the scenes!

The Inside Look Tour is a two-hour entertaining and educational adventure that offers special behind-the-scenes views and interesting information about how we take care of our animals. It is filled with experiences and stories you couldn’t get anywhere else. You’ll be part of a small group touring the Zoo in a shuttle cart and visiting off-exhibit areas. See the Zoo the way everyone wishes they could—from behind the scenes! Which Inside Look will you choose?

Inside Look Surprise

Offered daily at various times.

Inside Look: Elephants & Friends

Offered daily, noon to 2 p.m. Get the scoop on how we take care of elephants and support their survival in the wild. Tour our Elephant Care Center to see the kitchen where elephant diets are prepared and the tools keepers use to care for the elephants. Watch a training session, and view some paintings done by our pachyderms.  Be sure to wear flat-heeled shoes for this tour!
For all ages.

Inside Look: Polar Bears & Friends

Offered daily. Go inside the Polar Bear Care Center to see where our bears are trained to receive physical exams and where we conduct research, such as hearing studies. Learn the tricks keepers use to provide enrichment activities for the bears, how they prepare for a cub, and how we support the survival of polar bears in the wild. Be sure to wear flat-heeled shoes for this tour!
For ages 10 and older.

At a Glance

Offered daily
2 hours
Age Interest: 


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