Behind the Scenes Tours

Everyone loves to visit the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium to see their favorite Zoo animals, but the experience can be even more wonderful with our Behind-the-Scenes Tours! Zoo staff will guide you through keeper areas where you can learn even more fascinating details about your favorite animals.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

Please note that Zoo admission fees are not included in tour ticket prices; admission tickets must be purchased prior to your tour so you can be admitted to the Zoo. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the Zoo gates. You should also review our ‘Tour Guidelines and Limitations’ section at the bottom of this page for additional information that may affect your tour reservations. All tours must be booked by 1:30 p.m. the day prior to the tour.

Standard Tours and Experiences: $30 – $35

Tortoise Encounter & Reptile House Tour

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blog5cAn up close look at a gigantic Galapagos tortoise with a Behind-the-Scenes tour featuring the reptile giants of our historic reptile house.
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $30.00 per person; Non-members $35.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Sundays at 10:30 a.m. March 4th through May 29th

Reef Tank Feed & Aquarium Tour

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reefTour the Toledo Zoo’s historic Aquarium and feed above our Pacific Coral Reef tank.
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $30.00 per person; Non-members $35.00 per person
Ages: All ages
Maximum Group Size: 12
Currently offered Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. March 4th through May 29th

Giraffe Feed and Africa! Tour

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giraffeFeed the tallest land animal in the world and see what makes the Toledo Zoo’s incredible Africa exhibit so special. 
Duration:
This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $30.00 per person; Non-members $35.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 10
Currently offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. March 4th through May 29th

Deluxe Tours and Experiences: $45-$50

Cheetah Encounter

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cheetah2Experience the fastest land animal up close with some of our boys’ favorite enrichment!
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $45.00 per person; Non-members $50.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Sundays at 1:15 p.m. March 4th through May 29th

Penguin Encounter & Aviary Tour

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penguinMeet our African penguins, followed by a Behind-the-Scenes tour of our historic aviary
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $45.00 per person; Non-members $50.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. March 4th through May 29th

Premium Tours and Experiences: $60-$65

Elephant Training Session & Tour

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elephantDiscover what it takes to care for the largest mammal on Earth, meet the elephant team and watch a training session.
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $60.00 per person; Non-members $65.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 12
Currently offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:15 p.m. March 4th through May 29th

Octopus Encounter With Aquarium Tour

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Meet an Octopus up close and tour our historic aquarium.
Duration: This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
Price: Members $60.00 per person; Non-members $65.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. March 4th through May 29th

Red Panda Feed & Tour

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Our newest Behind-the-Scenes tour gives you the opportunity to meet our three red pandas and explore the Primate Forest outdoor exhibits.
Duration: This tour will last approximately 35 minutes.
Price: Members $60.00 per person; Non-members $65.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Saturdays & Sundays at 9:15 a.m. March 4th through May 29th

Rhino Tour

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Join us for this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with our white rhino, Sam. You’ll have the chance to stand next to the largest species of rhino in the world, as well as tour the rhino holding facility and learn how we care for these giants, keeping them occupied and content.
Duration: This walking tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Price: Members $60.00 per person; Non-members $65.00 per person
Ages: 5 years and older
Maximum Group Size: 6
Currently offered Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. March 4th through May 29th
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