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Animal Experiences

Zoo For You

Exclusive animal experiences.

Missing goats? Need an anemone hug?

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

Explore our experiences here: Groovy Goats, Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes, Heroes of Unusual Size and Wild Zoo Tour.

Then book your household in for an unforgettable time!

Book Your Experience

Groovy Goats
Groovy Goats Holiday Edition
Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes
Wild zoo tour
Heroes of Unusual Size

Health and Safety

What you need to know.

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

  • Everyone must wear a face covering (age 5 and over)
  • Staff and participants maintain six-foot social distance
  • Single-households only
  • 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.
Groovy Goats & Heroes: $100 per member group/$150 per non-member group, with up to 5 single-household participants per group
Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes: $440 per member group/$465 per non-member group, with up to 5 single-household participants per group
Wild Zoo Tour: Individual per person: $75 member / $100 non-member
Household up to 5 people: $300 member/$400 non-member

Is there anything special I need to bring?

To maximize public safety we strictly adhere to state Covid-19 guidelines. All participants must wear appropriate facial coverings at all times, social distancing will be maintained between staff and program participants, and we will thoroughly wash hands before and after the experience.

Groovy Goats participants are required to wear close-toed shoes. We recommend you wear clothes that can get a bit dusty and to dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors and exposed to the elements.

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?

All experiences are limited to members of the same household, with a maximum of 5 participants per experience. Participants must be at least 5 years old for Groovy Goats and 8 years old for Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes. At least one adult must be present with each household group.

Groovy Goats Holiday Edition Questions

How do I get into Zoolights after my Groovy Goats experience?
We will walk you around to the front gate to enter for Zoolights. You will get free entry.

What if I want to visit the Zoo during the day beforehand?
We encourage you to do that and meet the rest of our animals! You will need to buy daytime Zoo tickets timed for whenever you wish to arrive. You may stay until 4:30pm, then exit the Zoo to meet us by the Group Admissions gate.

 

Special Accommodations

We've got you.

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

Questions? Contact us at zooforyou@pdza.org.

Special Accommodations

  • May be the same as participant.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY