Secrets of the Zoo Backstage Encounter

Special Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Secrets of the Zoo Backstage Encounter

Back by popular demand! Are you a fan of the NatGeo WILD television series, Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa? Season 3 is still under production, but you can get your fix now of the wild behind-the-scenes adventures of the amazing animals that live at ZooTampa and the dedicated team entrusted with their care. Go on an unprecedented tour with one of our “stars” and get exclusive updates on the animals you love. From rhinos to manatees, find out ALL the secrets and spend your morning on an adventure you will not forget.

Space is limited, secure your spot today!

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Ages 5 & Up
8:00 AM
Dr Lauren Smith
Angela, Zoo Curator

Discover animals of the outback with curator Angela as you go behind the scenes and learn about wildlife from down under including koalas, ponies and more.

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
  • Professional photo with one of our animals
  • General Admission to the Zoo following the program

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Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Ages 5 & Up
8:00 AM
Dr Lauren Smith
Dan, Animal Care Team

Join Dan from our animal care team as you take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the lives of cold-blooded reptiles and amphibians like the eastern indigo snake and Puerto Rican crested toad, both of which are focal points of our ZT Saves conservation programs.

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
  • Professional photo with one of our animals
  • General Admission to the Zoo following the program

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Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Ages 5 & Up
8:00 AM
Danny, Senior Animal Care Professional
Danny, Sr. Animal Care Professional

Go on a journey with senior animal care professional Danny for an unforgettable backstage experience as you explore our aviaries and learn about our Inca tern colony, hornbills, parrots and more of the beautiful and exotic bird species here at ZooTampa.

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
  • Professional photo with one of our animals
  • General Admission to the Zoo following the program

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Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa

Members

$100.00

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Non-Members

$125.00

Know Before You Go

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.