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.