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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes to see the Zoo from a new point of view! On these exclusive tours, you'll meet some amazing animals and have your questions answered by our Educational Specialists.

If you don’t see the availability you're looking for, please contact us!

Red Panda: Franklin Park Zoo

Prepare to be bamboozled by the undeniable cuteness of these ring-tailed rascals! Also known as the "firefox," "bear-cat," or "first panda," this ancient species is full of unique characteristics! Register for a personal experience and help support the Zoo’s mission to protect red pandas and all endangered species.

Book a Tour
  • Location: Franklin Park Zoo (Meet at Zebra Entrance)
  • Price: $200 for 30-minute group tour, up to four guests
  • Ages 6 and up
  • Closed-toed shoes are required for this tour.
  • Red panda behind-the-scenes tickets do not include general admission to the Zoo. Admission tickets are required, and must be purchased separately here.

Please note: red panda tours are not wheelchair accessible

Sloth: Stone Zoo

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!

Book a Tour
  • Location: Stone Zoo (Meet at Main Entrance)
  • Price: $200 for 30-minute group tour
  • Ages 9 and up
  • Up to four guests per group 
  • Sloth behind-the-scenes tickets do not include general admission to the Zoo. Admission tickets are required, and must be purchased separately here.

Please note: Sloth tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

  • All tours cancelled seven or more days in advance of the scheduled date will receive a partial refund equal to 80% of the original tour cost.
  • All tours cancelled less than seven days in advance of the scheduled date will not receive a refund. Tours can be rescheduled to an available date for an additional $35.00 fee.
  • Be advised that late arrivals are not able to be accommodated due to previously scheduled feedings and procedures.  If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your tour you will have to discuss rescheduling options with your educator.