Each Backstage Pass is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experience to get up close and personal with a favorite Zoo critter.

For dates and to register click on the program listed on the right under “Upcoming Backstage Pass Programs”.

Note: the Zoo is not a nut-free environment as nuts are a regular part of our animal diets and may be used during animal demonstrations and programs as positive reinforcement.

Backstage Pass Descriptions:

Backstage: Brown Bears
Backstage: Tropical Birds
Backstage: Llamas
Backstage: Penguins
Backstage: Python
Backstage: Sea Otters
Backstage: Stingrays
Backstage: Sloths
Private Backstage Pass Programs

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Upcoming Dates

  • Date: 03/16/2020-04/17/2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Date: 04/07/2020
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Date: 04/08/2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM