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Inside Look Tours

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Private buyout tours available. Advance reservation required: Call 619-718-3000.

  • Adults, kids, teens, seniors
  • 2 hours, offered daily
  • Penguins, koalas, elephants, and more!
    (All animals subject to availability)
  • Different off-exhibit visits with each tour.
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    Wear comfortable shoes. Some tours require walking to visit several exclusive areas. Maximum of two children per adult; children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. All tour participants require a ticket, regardless of age.
  • The Inside Look Tour is a two-hour entertaining and educational adventure offering guided views and interesting information about how we take care of our animals. It is filled with experiences and stories you can’t get anywhere else. You’ll be part of a small group traveling the Zoo on foot and in a shuttle cart visiting some off-exhibit areas. See the Zoo the way everyone wishes they could! Which Inside Look will you choose?

    *Our animal experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health and safety needs.

    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, your guide will escort you to locations throughout the Zoo to see our animals up close and share stories of animal care and conservation. This tour includes special experiences at two different animal exhibits!

    Early morning tours are now available! Enter the Zoo before it opens for the day and start your tour early by booking the 8:30 a.m. Inside Look Surprise Tour!
    For all ages.

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