Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Scales and Shells

Wednesday September 27

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10:45 AM  –  11:45 AM

  • Online reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • For additional days or times please contact the Education Department at 916-808-8441 or by email.
  • This behind-the-scenes tour is for participants ages 5 and older. Children younger than 1 year may join as long as they are secured in a wrap or carrier on an adult. No strollers allowed on the tour.
  • All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. There must be at least one adult per two children. 
  • The capacity for this tour is five participants.
  • This tour is 45 to 60 minutes long.
  • All participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes during your tour.
  • Participants may be asked to wear a mask during the tour. Masks will be provided by your guide.  
  • Tour may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.
  • Eating and drinking (except water) is not allowed during the tour.
  • Animal participation is not guaranteed. Animals have free choice to participate or not participate in any encounter. The animals also have free choice to leave the encounter at anytime.
  • Visit the Behind-the-Scenes Tours page for tour descriptions, schedule, and cancellation policies.

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 if needed.

Notes to Sacramento Zoo members:

  • Members must sign in to receive member discounts. Discounts are reflected after you click "Add to Cart".
  • Tours will be discounted by the cost of zoo admission only for the number of individuals that would be covered by your membership level.