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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 – while staying safe and healthy.

Explore our experiences below: Wild Zoo Tour, Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes and Jammin’ with Jellies.

Then book your household in for an unforgettable time!

Book Your Experience

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

Health and Safety

What you need to know.

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

  • Face coverings are required for non-vaccinated guests age 5 and over and encouraged for vaccinated guests – in compliance with CDC and state health guidelines. 
  • 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.
Pacific Seas Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes: $300 per member group/$400 per non-member group, with up to 5 single-household participants per group
Jammin’ with Jellies: $100 per member group/$150 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?

Face coverings are required for non-vaccinated guests age 5 and over and encouraged for vaccinated guests – in compliance with CDC and 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?

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

 

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