tour around the zoo 

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center offers tours of The Zoo to fit the needs of any group! Coming with a large group? We have you covered! Looking for a unique day date? We can help! Want a more personal, in-depth look at our animals? Look no further!  To book your tour now, please contact our Education Department via email at education@forestparkzoo.com.

Guided Tour: $3/person with a minimum of 10 people (30 min – 45 min)

Guided tours are for groups that want a more in-depth look into our animals and zoo.  A Zookeeper or Zoo Educator will guide your group around The Zoo, stopping at each exhibit to speak about our animals and answer any questions.

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Private Tour: $75/person (45 min – 1 hour)

Private tours are for smaller groups that prefer a more intimate tour around The Zoo.  A Zookeeper or Zoo Educator will guide you around The Zoo, stopping at highlighted exhibits to speak about our animals and answer any questions.  We may even take out a few friends along the way!

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Close Encounter Tour: $125/person (~1.5 hours)

A Close Encounters tour will allow you to see the entire zoo, be guided around by a Zookeeper or Zoo Educator and meet some up-close friends! You will be able to choose an animal activity for an animal of your choice.  From prepping a diet for your selected animal or designing & implementing a behavioral enrichment activity for your selected animal.  

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Zookeeper Experience: $400/person (3-4 hours, 13yrs+)

Looking to follow a career working with animals? Test it out for a day! Work closely with our Curator and/or Animal Care Manager at The Zoo.  We will take you behind the scenes of our zoo to watch diets be prepped, meet some animals up-close and dive deeper into what it takes to work at a zoo!

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other notes:

Tours must be booked through our Education Department minimum 14 days in advance.  Contracts must be filled out completely.  Tours are booked on a first come, first serve basis.  Seasonal calendars fill quickly, book yours today!

Looking for information on Field Trips at The Zoo? Visit our Field Trips & Group Visits page here.