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

No matter where you go or what you see, this tour is guaranteed to thrill and amaze you! During your surprise tour, you will have special experiences behind-the-scenes at two different animal exhibits, plus a brief stop to see the giant pandas.
For all ages.

Inside Look: Koalas & Friends

We have the largest koala colony outside of Australia! Step inside the Queenslander House to see where their fresh eucalyptus browse is stored and where keepers prepare food for the other animals in our Outback. Meet an animal native to koala habitat, get the inside scoop on how we take care of our koalas, and learn how we are supporting their survival in the wild.
For all ages.

Inside Look: Elephants & Friends

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

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

Times: 
Offered daily
Duration: 
2 hours
Age Interest: 
Adults
Kids
Preschoolers
Teens

Reservations

619-718-3000
Let us answer your questions and help create your day at the Zoo!