Backstage Experiences

Now is your chance to join us backstage and see what it takes to run one of the best zoos in the world!

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Golf Cart Tour  (May - October)
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Offered daily
$50 per person, $35 per member (limit 5 guests, includes admission)

If you can’t make it around the entire zoo in one day, you’re not alone! Let us take you to some of our most popular exhibits on the far side of the zoo in the comforts of a cart. (This tour will include some walking.)

Backstage Passes
$50 per person, $35 per member (Limit 15 guests, includes admission)
ages 8 and up, anyone under 18 must have a paying parent or guardian

Aquarium Backstage Pass

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Wednesday and Saturday
Come see and smell our aquarium from the other side of the glass. Witness what it takes to feed the sharks in Shark Reef.

Kingdom of the Night Backstage Pass

8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Ever wonder what the swamp exhibit looks like with the lights on? Here’s your chance to face the night with the lights on.

NEW! Lied Jungle Backstage Pass
3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Thursday and Saturday
Discover what it takes to care for America's largest indoor rainforest during our newest Backstage Pass experience. We will explore behind the scenes and have front row seats to feeding time for more than 300 free-flying bats during this amazing experience.

Keeper Experiences
$125 per person, $110 members (Limit 2 guests, includes admission)
ages 8 and up, anyone under 18 must have a paying parent or guardian

Animal Programs Keeper
1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 1st and 3rd  Sunday of each month
Experience what it takes to care for the animals who are ambassadors for their species while working side-by-side with the Wild Kingdom Pavilion's keepers.

Interactive Animal Keeper
1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
The Red Barn Park is the perfect place to do it all! We’ll help prepare diets, clean enclosures and feed the animals as well as assist in creating enrichment items.

Policies and Procedures
All participants must sign a waiver prior to program. Guests 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please wear non-slip shoes. Tickets are non-refundable.All Backstage Experience fees include admission.

Call (402) 738-2092 for questions or more information.

More Backstage Experiences are coming soon!