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Animal Experiences

Zoo For You

Exclusive animal experiences.

Want a private tour of the Zoo? Need an anemone hug?

Book a Zoo For You animal experience and go beyond the public areas to learn about our animals! Get hands-on, and discover how zookeepers and aquarists care for those animals every day.

Explore our experiences below: Groovy Goats, Wild Zoo Tour, Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes and Jammin’ with Jellies. And all new this holiday season: Santa Under the Sea.

Then book yourself in for an unforgettable time!

Book Your Zoolights Experience

Santa Under the Sea

Book Your Daytime Experience

Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes
Wild Zoo Tour
Jammin' with Jellies
Groovy Goats

Health and Safety

What you need to know.

To keep everyone safe during Zoo For You, staff and participants all follow these guidelines:

  • Masks are required indoors for ALL guests age 5+ in compliance with state health guidelines.
  • All touched surfaces are thoroughly sanitized before and after each experience
  • Hand-washing before and after each experience

How it works

All your questions, answered.
How much does Zoo For You cost?

Each experience has a single charge per group.
Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes: $300 per member group/$400 per non-member group, with up to 5 participants per group

Jammin’ with Jellies: $100 per member group/$150 per non-member group, with up to 5 participants per group

Wild Zoo Tour: Household up to 5 people: $300 member/$400 non-member

Groovy Goats Zoolights Edition: $100 per member group / $150 non-members, cost includes Zoolights admission for up to 5 people. Includes Zoolights admission.

Santa Under the Sea: $200 per member group/$250 non-members, for groups of up to 6 people with an option to add up to 4 more people at $30 per person. Includes Zoolights admission.

To add up to 4 more participants, contact guest services AFTER booking the experience. This can be done by replying to the confirmation email you receive or calling or 253-404-3800.

Is there anything special I need to bring?

Masks are required indoors for ALL guests age 5+ in compliance with state health guidelines.

Will I get a refund if I need to cancel, and can I reschedule after booking?

No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the program date an 80% refund will be given. A 20% rescheduling fee will be charged for program changes. PDZA reserves the right to cancel any program due to animal care needs, inclement weather, or other factors. In the event that PDZA cancels a program, we will attempt to reschedule or all program fees will be refunded.

Where do I meet the tour?

Meet your tour guide at the Group Admissions gate to the left of the main entrance. Please plan to be 10 minutes early to the experience, to allow for traffic, parking and other potential delays. You are welcome to explore the rest of the Zoo after your tour.

What else do I need to know?

Participants must be at 8 years old for Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes. At least one adult must be present with each group.


Special Accommodations

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Need special accommodations for your group? Please fill out this form BEFORE you book, and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

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Special Accommodations

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