Inside Look Tour
Zoo Adventure Tours
To schedule a tour, please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268.
Family Premium Experience
Bring the little ones for a one-of-a-kind experience designed to be fun for both adults and young children. Your family will travel around the Zoo with a tour guide to visit and interact with some of our amazing animals which may include stingrays, Key deer, meerkats, and more. These tours are stroller-friendly, include bathroom breaks, and provide many hands-on opportunities with our Zoo residents.
Family Premium Experience Program Information:
Premium Behind-the-Scenes Experiences
Hands-on Premium Behind-the-Scenes Experience
Want to get your hands on the animals? Then this tour is for you! This unique experience travels behind-the-scenes to provide unique encounters with some of our touch-friendly animals including singing dogs, okapi, white rhinos, Aldabra tortoises, Key deer, and more*. This walking tour provides fantastic photo opportunities and one-of-a-kind memories.
Globe Trotter Premium Behind-the-Scenes Experience
Visit with our diverse collection of animals from around the world as we travel behind-the-scenes for some up-close interactions. On this exclusive, memorable tour, you’ll see representatives from every continent including wallabies, meerkats, penguins, Indian rhinos, black bears, and more*.
Zookeeper Sneak Peek Premium Behind-the-Scenes Experience
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a zookeeper is like? Come explore some of the most interesting aspects of this wild career. This exclusive experience gives a sneak peek into the daily duties performed by our zookeepers. The Zookeeper Sneak Peek includes a tour of the commissary, observing an elephant training session, and will also provide you with the opportunity to feed or make diets for a few of the Zoo’s animals which may include the anoa, manatees, aviary birds, and more*.
Do you have a favorite Zoo animal that you don’t see listed on these tours? Or would you like to make your own version of a behind-the-scenes tour by mixing parts from each of those seen here? Our tour guide will work with you to provide a personally-tailored trip to make sure you get to see all of your favorites*!
*All opportunities are subject to availability based on animal and staff needs.
Premium Behind-the-Scenes Experiences Program Information:
A Morning in the Mesozoic
Team Building Trek
Looking for a fun way to build cooperation and boost morale for your team? The Team Building Trek is a 90 minute series of activities designed to build leadership, communication, and team-work among your group. The Trek begins with an activity that will help group members identify their “leadership species” (their personal style of working with others), followed by a team problem-solving challenge that will test your group’s ability to work as a unit. The session wraps up with a mini-scavenger hunt in the Zoo based on the “leadership species” of your group.
Use your animal instincts to solve clues, work together, and have fun with the Zoo’s scavenger hunts such as ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigation. Scavenge smartly and hunt hurriedly…the winning group gets a prize.
To schedule a team building session or scavenger hunt, please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268.