As a precaution, all behind-the-scenes tours have been suspended until further notice. Please check back for available dates!

See the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before!

Meet the Zoo’s animal ambassadors up close and personal! You may recognize these animals from special zoo events, media or at a variety of education programs. During this tour you might meet a fifteen-pound rabbit, some of the world’s most endangered reptiles, tropical birds, and many others. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities where these animals are housed and talk to the keepers who care for and train them.


Price: $300 (for up to 4 people)

  • All day Zoo admission included
  • Additional guests can be added for $75/person

Max. Group Size: 10 people

Days Available: Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
(Must be reserved at least a month in advance)

Scheduled Time: 1:30pm or 2:00pm
(Time chosen by area manager)

Tour Length: 30 minutes

Minimum Age: N/A, children under 3 must be carried
(Groups including children under 12 years of age must have a ratio of one adult per two children)


Have less than 4 people or a flexible schedule?

New pre-scheduled Behind-the-scenes dates are perfect for small groups and those in a time crunch. Pre-scheduled tours are priced per person and have all the perks of a regular Behind-the-scenes tour but because these tours are not private, you may share your experience with others.

View Pre-scheduled Dates


Behind-the-scenes tours make great gifts! Contact the Group Sales Office for more information or to purchase a tour as a gift. Phone: 443-552-5277 Email: groupsales@marylandzoo.org


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