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.

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.