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Linne's two-toed sloth

Roisin Morgan

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes to see the Zoo from a new point of view! During your specialized tour, you'll meet some amazing animals and have your questions answered by experienced Zoo educators.

 

Please note that general Zoo admission is not included with behind-the-scenes tours. To explore the rest of the Zoo, purchase your tickets online in advance to save 15%!

Franklin Park Zoo Behind-the-Scenes Tours

 Slothmolasses Box

Linne's Two-Toed Sloth

Sloth devotees, get ready to hang with these two-toed tree-dwellers! Don't miss out on an up-close and personal look at the world's slowest mammal and learn from the keepers who work with them every day!

  • Ages 8 and up
  • Up to four guests per group
  • $200 for 30-minute group tour
  • This tour can accommodate additional guests at an additional charge
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Red Panda

Prepare to be bamboozled by the undeniable cuteness of these ring-tailed rascals! Visit our red pandas in the Children's Zoo and learn all about them from zookeepers and educators. If the animals are keen on a snack, you may even be able to feed them!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Up to four guests per group
  • Seasonal: October - April
  • $175 for 30-minute group tour 
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Bongohog Box

Red River Hog

Meet these buxom beauties in the Kalahari Kingdom! You’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with these charismatic and curious red river hogs and even offer them some snacks!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Up to five guests per group
  • Weather dependent: We'll do our best to reschedule in advance in the case of inclement weather.
  • Seasonal: May - September
  • $150 for 30-minute group tour
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Stone Zoo Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Sloth Box

Linne's Two-Toed Sloth

Sloth devotees, get ready to hang with these two-toed tree-dwellers! Don't miss out on an up-close and personal look at the world's slowest mammal and learn from the keepers who work with them every day!

  • $200 for 30-minute group tour
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Up to four guests per group

Please note: Sloth tours are not wheelchair accessible.

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Black Bears

This excitement is almost too much to bear! We invite you to learn more about our black bears and hear the personal stories of brothers Smoky and Bubba. Join a zookeeper to take part in a training session and discover for yourself just how clever these bears can be! Groups with young children can also help us create enrichment for the bears to explore and enjoy.

  • $150 for 30-minute group tour
  • No age restriction
  • Up to five guests per group

Please note: Bear tours do not take place in a behind-the-scenes location.

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