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President’s Tour

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Beside-the-Scenes experiences are private, specially designed tours and are scheduled personally for you. These unique up close encounters are planned and coordinated with each individual group in mind.

Includes all of our available Behind-the-Scenes Tours led by our animal keeper staff:

  • Giraffe House
  • Rhino Barn
  • Rock Island Penguin Habitat
  • Polar Bear Watch
  • Exclusive lunch in the Zoo’s historic Mansion House with Zoo President and CEO, Don Hutchinson, and a collection manager from the animal keeper team
  • Special take-home souvenir of your visit

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A Truly Wild Gift!

Behind-the-Scenes Tours aren’t just amazing up close encounters with wildlife, but they’re also one-of-a-kind gifts.  Share this unique encounter with the animal lover in your life.  Each Behind-the-Scenes Tour can be gifted to your special someone by purchasing a gift certificate in advance.  Simply click the ‘gift certificate’ link below and pre-purchase a President’s Tour experience that will leave lasting memories for years to come.  Once the recipient has received their gift certificate, a member of our group sales staff will be happy to coordinate with them to schedule their Behind-the-Scenes experience. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Purchase a President’s Tour Gift Certificate

For questions regarding Behind-the-Scenes Tours or to schedule your experience, please click here or contact the Group Sales Office.

Click to learn more about our other Behind-the-Scenes Tours:

Giraffehouse  rhinobarn Elephant