Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes

Giraffe Experience

The Giraffe Experience is back! Guests will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes in the giraffe barn, meet our herd and learn about diets, enrichment, Giraffe Experience at the Fort Worth Zootraining and more. 

  • Limited time offer - tours in September only.
  • Masks required by all guests.
  • Closed toed shoes are required.
  • Each experience is $125 per person for up to five (5) people and lasts up to 75 minutes.
  • Encounter begins at 9:15 a.m.
  • Zoo admission is included.
  • A maximum of five (5) people are allowed per experience. No exceptions.
  • Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. No unescorted youth will be allowed.
  • Experience must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
  • Please, no photography when indoors. 
  • One parking pass for a single vehicle is included; each additional vehicle will require a parking pass, which is $5.
  • Payment is nonrefundable; in the event of inclement weather (rain, flooding, temperatures below 50 degrees) or animal medical reasons, tour will need to be rescheduled.

 

Tortoise ExperienceTortoise Experience at the Fort Worth Zoo

The Tortoise Experience returns! Come meet these gentle giants. Join zookeepers as you enter into the Aldabra tortoise yard to share space with these amazing tortoises. How much do they weigh? What do they eat? Can they swim? Come armed with questions as you'll have time to chat with zoo keepers during the experience as well.

  • Limited time offer - tours in September only.
  • Masks required by all guests. 
  • Closed toed shoes are required.
  • Each experience is $50 per person for up to six (6) people and lasts up to 20 minutes.
  • Encounter begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Zoo admission is included.
  • A maximum of six (6) people are allowed per experience. No exceptions.
  • Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. No unescorted youth will be allowed.
  • Experience must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
  • One parking pass for a single vehicle is included; each additional vehicle will require a parking pass, which is $5.
  • Payment is nonrefundable; in the event of inclement weather (rain, flooding, temperatures below 50 degrees), tour will need to be rescheduled.

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Behind-the-Scenes Owl Experience - Coming Soon!Behind-the-Scenes Owl Experience at the Fort Worth Zoo

Whooooooo’s your favorite animal? If you said owl, then this is the VIP experience for you! Come meet our animal ambassador owls. It will be a hoot!

Meet three outstanding owls in our exclusive VIP behind-the-scenes area. Get up close and personal with our owls, learn all about these amazing nocturnal birds and even take your picture with one!

  • Each experience is $50 per person for up to five (5) people and lasts up to 30 minutes.
  • Encounter begins at 11 a.m.
  • Zoo admission is included.
  • A maximum of five (5) people are allowed per experience. No exceptions.
  • Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. No unescorted youth will be allowed.
  • Experience must be scheduled two weeks in advance.
  • One parking pass for a single vehicle is included; each additional vehicle will require a parking pass, which is $5.
  • Payment is nonrefundable.

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