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Adults & Families

Custom Programs

Do you have your own group of 15 or more participants?  Book a custom program today!
The Education Department can design a special program to meet your needs.
Night tours, overnights, scout programs, team building events and behind the scenes opportunities can be arranged; as scheduling permits.
Call 210-734-7184, ext.1503 for details or email



Keeper Shadow

Ages 12 and up
9:30 am - 11:30 am
$225 per participant

Join us to work one-on-one with a professional animal keeper and find out what it really takes to do the job. You’ll provide routine cleaning and maintenance of the animal habitats, prepare and feed diets, monitor health and well-being of the animals and fill out daily reports.  Areas include Mammals, Birds and Reptiles/Aquarium.  Most requests can be accommodated with at least 30 days notice by calling (210) 734-7184 ext. 1501.



Overnight Adventures for Families and Small Groups

Designed for families, friends and small groups, this overnight adventure is one you won't want to miss! Visit animals from around the world as you tour the Zoo after dark, meet animals up close and participate in an animal related activity.  Enjoy an evening snack before snuggling into your sleeping bag for the night.  Start the next morning with a continental breakfast and animal presentation, and then spend the rest of the day exploring the Zoo on your own.

Roars & Snores