Get an up-close look at some of our zoo animals alongside our incredible animal keepers! Learn from our experts as we provide enrichment and treats to animals from an exclusive, behind-the-scenes setting. You'll have a great time and may end up meeting our okapi, cassowaries, flamingos, Aldabra tortoises, meerkats, or prehensile tailed porcupine. Explore the zoo as we trek and learn about all of these species, their life at the GSC and conservation initiatives for their wild counterparts.
Cost, per person: $55 Members / $55 Non-members + general admission
Availability: Saturdays & Sundays; 1:00 - 2:30pm (July 3 through November 14)
Capacity: 8 participants
Minimum age: 8
Age restrictions: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants under 18 must have a liability waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian.
Tickets may be available on the day of your visit and can be purchased at the Information Desk in the lobby.
NOTE: ticket sales end one hour prior to the experience's listed time.
Custom animal encounters are available upon request. Prices start at $125 plus general admission. Contact Jessica Hoffman-Balder for information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom animal encounters require a minimum of two weeks’ notice.
This is a walking tour with about four stops planned to meet some zoo favorites as well as new animals in Revolution Ridge. At each stop we'll discuss the species, its daily routine, diet and care at the GSC and learn more about each individual animal, as well as conservation efforts that help its wild counterparts. Each stop is an enrichment for the animals and we will offer a range of treats to our animals. We will spend time with animal care staff, who will share their knowledge and passion about our animals with you!
We will not run a Zoo Trek when we expect thunder and lightning, or heavy rain. In this case, we will contact you on the day of the Trek by 11:00am and work with you to reschedule your date. In the event of light rain, bring a raincoat (umbrellas may disturb our animals and will have to be left outside of behind-the-scenes areas).
Do expect hot weather during the summer in this outdoor program – we'll even give you a water bottle to help you beat the heat!