Behind the Scenes

Get an up-close look at some of the Zoo's biggest and rarest animals

Hippos Behind the Scenes

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11:15 a.m.
$29.99 per person
Capacity: 14 guests

Get up close to one of nature’s largest mammals! You even get the opportunity to feed the zoo’s two hippos during this truly unique behind-the-scenes interaction.

*For helpful guidelines before you book, please read below. 

Okapi Behind the Scenes

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
1:15 p.m.
$14.99 per person
Capacity: 8 guests


Aldabra Tortoise Behind the Scenes

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Price: $14.99 per person
Capacity: 6 guests

When a tortoise sticks its neck out, does it make a sound? Find out during this awesome behind-the-scenes interaction with some of the Zoo’s oldest residents.
*For helpful guidelines before you book, please read below. 

 Behind-the-Scenes Interaction Guidelines

  • Purchases are date and time specific and are not valid at any other time, event or program
  • San Antonio Zoo Admission required, but not included.
  • Refunds are not available for no-shows or without a minimum of one week notice.
  • The San Antonio Zoo reserves the right to cancel or modify the Behind-the-Scenes Interactions due to inclement weather, animal health, and/or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a future date.
  • No service animals allowed behind-the-scenes.
  • Children 15yrs and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.