Before bringing your group to the Zoo, be sure to call and request a guided tour to ensure a fulfilling experience.
(grades 1-12, adults)
Our most popular tour addresses the questions and interests of Zoo visitors ages six and up. Get the inside scoop on the animals as our trained docents guide your group through a 1 1/2 hour tour of the major exhibits, with brief interpretive talks along the way. With advanced notice, our docents will even customize the tour to the topics covered by your school or special interest group. Guided tours are popular so call at least 6-8 weeks in advance to get this one. Tours are free to school groups during the regular school year.
For your group of tikes a little younger than age six, we offer Kinder Tours. This tour is a great one-hour introduction to wildlife and zoos in general. We step up to the needs and energy of the younger zoogoer with age appropriate language, definitions, and important rest room stops. With advanced notice, this tour is available year-round.
Zoo Trip Tip
Between mid-May and mid-June, thousands of school children come to the Zoo. For a more enjoyable group visit and to reduce crowding, may we suggest:
* planning your visit for fall or early spring (March or April)
* scheduling May/June visits for Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays and for post-
10 a.m. arrivals
For more information call us at (716) 995-6128.