Our trained guides will take you on a "wild" tour of the zoo, sharing animal stories and species information.

Education groups qualify for our Guided Encounter tours. Visit our Field Trip page for details.

Note for all tours: Children and students are considered ages 3 to 17. Adults are considered age 18 and older. Annual zoo passes cannot be applied to tour rates as they cover staff time and volunteer training.

Discovery Tours (summer only)

Take a 2-hour tour with a guide who will share stories and species information. Great for visitors and Alaskans alike.

Starts at 12:15pm daily, May 27th, 2019 through Labor Day. Take shuttle from downtown, see page here.

Includes behind-the-scenes at the polar bear, gray wolf and Amur tiger habitats.

Tour fee: $20/child, $28/adult (includes admission and tour).

Pay at admissions on the day you wish to tour, open attendance, no scheduling or reservations.

Alaska Zoo Tours for all ages

Take a 1.5-hour tour with one behind-the-scenes visit. These tours are great for visitors of all ages and family groups of mixed ages.

Minimum of 5 people required for the tour. Schedule in advance.

Choose one behind-the-scenes visit at polar bear, gray wolf or Amur tiger habitat (subject to change).

Tour fee: $15/child, $20/adult (includes admission and tour). Pay at admission on the day of scheduled tour.

Private Tours with our zoo director

Tour the zoo for over 2 hours with our Director Patrick Lampi, a long-time employee of the Alaska Zoo.

We limit private tours to 6 people or less due to the extensive behind-the-scenes stops throughout the zoo and one-on-one time.

Private tours must be scheduled in advance and may be held outside of zoo hours.

Tour fee: Minimum $300 per group (includes admission, tour). Payment arranged before tour date.