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.
12:15pm-2:15pm daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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.
Free downtown Anchorage shuttle service to and from the zoo, summer only.
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 regular zoo hours.
Tour fee: Minimum $300 per group (includes admission, tour). Payment arranged before tour date.