Behind the Scenes

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

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. 

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

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Get up close to one of nature’s largest mammals! You even get the opportunity to feed our hippo during this truly unique behind-the-scenes interaction.
*For helpful guidelines before you book, please read below. 

  • Days Offered: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time Offered: 11:15 a.m.
  • Price: $29.99 per person
  • Capacity: 14 guests

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 Behind the Scenes Interaction Guidelines

  • Overall program lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • San Antonio Zoo Admission required, but not included.
  • Refunds are not available for no-shows or without a minimum of one week notice.
  • 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.
  • Program is subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability 
  • Children 15yrs and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.