will get a peek behind the scenes at the Zoo with an Adventure
Tour. These Tours give guests an opportunity to view the Zoo
from a different vantage point and encounter animals in a new
way, as well as hear about the conservation mission of the Zoo
from the keepers and trainers themselves. All Adventure Tours will take guests behind the scenes as well as give guests an opportunity
to meet an animal up close and personal.
Adventures begin in the Hix Institute (formally the Education Center) just to the right
of the Zoo gates where guests will meet an Adventure Guide,
receive an Adventure map and information, synchronize watches
and begin the Adventure.
your visit of the Zoo the Adventure map will direct you to the
times and locations to meet the Adventure Guide for a special
behind the scenes experience. Each Tour experience
will give you an opportunity to step behind the scenes where you
will see areas of the Zoo most people never get a chance to
Adventure Tours are $50 per person. Zoo admission
and parking are not included. Guests may purchase
Zoo admission tickets online or when they arrive
at the Zoo. As always, Zoo members receive admission and parking free. Adventure Tours must be booked in advance online.
Photo by Susan Lang
Important Information in Preparation for an Adventure Tour
Adventure Tours take place on Saturdays, Memorial Day through
Participants of the Adventure Tour must be at least six years
old. If a participant is under the age of 14 years they must be
accompanied by a paid adult participant. The maximum number of
participants is 8 people per session.
Due to the restricted size in some of the behind the scenes
areas, mobility issues may present a challenge. If you or
someone in your group has a special need or mobility issue,
please contact us in advance so that we can better accommodate
the need. Call us at (317) 630-2076.
Participants of the Adventure Tour must have a signed Waiver
of Liability before beginning the Adventure.
Participants under the age of 18 years will need this waiver
signed by a parent or guardian.