Secrets of the Zoo Backstage Encounter

Special Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Secrets of the Zoo Backstage Encounter

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Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Ages 5 & Up
Associate Curator Dan Costell
Dan Costell,
Associate Curator

Join Dan, the Associate Curator of Herps and Aquatics, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at unique and rare reptiles and amphibians, like the eastern indigo snake and Puerto Rican crested toad. Watch a feeding session with one of our reptiles while you learn about the conservation efforts aimed at saving these incredible cold-blooded animals from extinction!

Program Includes:
  • Coffee & juice before the tour
  • 90-minute guided walking tour of our animal areas, hosted by a star of the upcoming season of Secrets of the Zoo
  • Watch how the animal care team feeds one of their amazing reptiles
  • Professional photo with one of our animals
  • General Admission to the Zoo following the program

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COVID Safety Information

  • Masks are required to participate in this event, except when eating or drinking. Disposable masks are available at no cost.
  • ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests who maintain proper social distance are not required to wear face masks. Even so, every guest entering the Zoo is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Disposable masks are available at no cost. Guests will be informed of venues/experiences where masks are required.
  • To ensure safety, participants agree to abide by Zoo safety protocols including social distancing and healthy hygiene practices.