Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Animal Ambassadors

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Thursday November 11

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1:00 PM  –  1:30 PM

  • This behind-the-scenes tour is for participants ages 2 and older. Children younger than 1 year may join as long as they are secured in a wrap or carrier on an adult. 
  • All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. There must be at least one adult per two children. 
  • This tour is 20 minutes long with two animals. Pick two from the list below:
    • Mammals: Hedgehog, tenrec, armadillo
    • Reptiles: Desert tortoise, pancake tortoise, box turtle, spiny-tailed lizard, skink, California king snake, mountain king snake, gopher snake, Colombian boa or sand boa
    • Birds: Blue and gold macaw, fulvous whistling duck, thick-billed parrot, eclectus parrot, great horned owl, or Kookaburra
  • For additional time and/or animals please contact the Interpretive Center at (916) 808 5884.
  • All participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes during your tour.
  • All persons are required to bring their own face mask and wear it for the entire duration of the tour. Gloves will be provided by your tour guide when needed.
  • The capacity for this tour is six participants. If you have more than 10 in your party, please call 916-808-5884 to get in contact with a tour specialist who can help accommodate your group.
  • Tour may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.
  • Visit the Behind-the-Scenes Tours page for tour descriptions, schedule, and cancellation policies.
  • Same day available not guaranteed, prefer at least 24-hour advance notice.

Please be sure to print, fill out and bring the Release of Liability Form with you on the day of your tour.

IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION
You will be asked to follow all Sacramento Zoo, CDC, state, and local health department guidelines. 

  • By purchasing tickets, you agree to and accept the following:
    • Ticket holders are not to enter the Sacramento Zoo if:
      • You are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: 
        • Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Runny nose, Sore throat and/or other symptoms listed on The Centers for Disease Control website.
      • You have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
      • You or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days.
    • Masks must be appropriately worn on zoo grounds.
    • Social distance from other groups.
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