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Special Experiences

Exclusive VIP Experience

At a Glance

Advance reservations required: Call 619-718-3000.

  • All ages
  • $710 & up per person
  • 5-hour Exclusive VIP Experience offered daily; 7-hour Exclusive VIP Experience available on selected dates.
  • Morning start time recommended; 7-hour experience start time must be between 8:30 and 10 a.m.
  • View Safety/Age Restrictions

    Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Some selected tours may have additional safety restrictions. 

    Must be booked in advance (minimum 72 hours).

    7-hour tour includes participation in the (semi-private) Animals in Action experience, which is restricted to ages 5 and up.

    Tour runs rain or shine. 

    Wildlife experiences may be subject to change due to weather, or animal care/safety needs.

    Change/Cancellation: Reservations may be changed up to 7 days before the program and will be subject to a $100 Administrative Change Fee. Less than 7 days, changes not permitted. Cancellations received 7 days before scheduled program are subject to a $100 Cancellation Fee. Less than 7 days, payment is non-refundable. 

  • The ultimate way to experience the San Diego Zoo! Our team of professionals will customize your visit to suit your needs and interests. Looking for a journey to some of the most exclusive areas of the most famous zoo in the world? The Exclusive VIP Experience is your key to habitat areas, animal interactions, and the very best in personalized service. Spend up to five hours exploring the Zoo with your own personal tour guide. Each Exclusive VIP Experience is tailored to your interests, and includes a sit-down lunch.

    This very popular tour requires advance reservations (minimum 72 hours) and is subject to availability. Call 619-718-3000 to reserve your Exclusive VIP Experience. If you prefer to be contacted, please complete this form. Exclusive VIP Experience tours are priced per person. Admission is separate and required.

    Please note: Animal habitat areas are subject to change based on the health and welfare of the animals.

    Customizable: The tour experience of a lifetime! All Exclusive VIP Experiences are customized to your specifications. Great for birthdays and other special occasions. Ask us how we can help plan your special day!

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