Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Giraffe Experience

Our new giraffe experience is truly head and shoulders above the rest! Guests will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes in the giraffe barn, meet our herd and learn about diets, enrichment, training and more. 

  • 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 9:30 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 (cash only).
  • 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.
 

 

Behind-the-Scenes Owl Experience

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 (cash only).
  • Payment is nonrefundable.

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Wild Wonders of the World Behind-the-Scenes Animal Experience

Where do you want to go to see amazing wildlife? Africa? South America? How about Texas! Come meet four wild, weird and wonderful creatures from around the world in our exclusive VIP room at our Animal Outreach and Conservation Center.

  • 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 (cash only).
  • Payment is nonrefundable.

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Animal Training 101

How do you train a porcupine? Or teach a raptor to fly toward a target? Find out with the new animal training experience! Meet with our outreach staff to learn the basics of training, participate in a training session with some of our animal ambassadors and learn how you can train anything.

  • Each experience is $50 per person for up to five (5) people and lasts up to 45 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 (cash only).
  • Payment is nonrefundable.

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