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See the Zoo Behind the Scenes! 

Tour de Zoo Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Louisville Zoo? Ever want to learn first-hand from a keeper and get a private, up-close look at the animals?  The Tour de Zoo Program offers your VIP group a guided, behind-the-scenes tour to exclusive animal exhibit areas inaccessible to the general public. 

Picture this: zipping through the Zoo on a private golf cart, the wind in your hair, as you make your way to an exclusive visit in the Elephant Barn or a closer look at magnificent orangutans, Amber and Teak, as they do a training demonstration in the Islands Exhibit! 

All tours are led by experienced and passionate Zoo staff, and behind the scenes information is delivered firsthand by our stellar keepers. You’ll be given the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the keepers who provide care and enrichment for the animals daily.  Impress your friends with your ability to share each animal’s name, as well as conservation facts about their wild family members.

Tour packages also include an unlimited stay on Zoo Grounds for the extent of the day.

Tour packages begin at $250. 

Fees are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. 

For the safety of human and animal species, guests in primate areas must be over the age of 8.

Subject to staff availability, your tour can be scheduled seven days a week, year-round except on major holidays.  Two weeks notice is appreciated.  To arrange your tour or obtain additional information, please email Development Team or call (502) 238-5615.