Tours

Let us take you on a walk through the Zoo!

We offer many tour experiences with either staff or trained volunteer guides.  All tours include elements of behind-the-scenes animal encounters, combined with natural history and conservation information provided by the guide.

Tour Options

Guided Encounters (students and education groups only)

  • Audience:  Students and education groups, grade 3 and older
  • Tour package:  1.5 hours, with one behind-the-scenes encounter at our polar bear habitat
  • Tour fee:  $9.00/child, $9.00/adult (includes zoo admission and tour)
  • Payment:  At admissions on the day of the tour
  • Schedule:  Must schedule in advance with education staff
  • Contact:  Education Office, outreach@alaskazoo.org

Alaska Zoo Tours (families and visitor groups only)

  • Audience:  Visitor groups, families, mixed ages
  • Tour package:  1.5 hours, with one behind-the-scenes encounter at our polar bear habitat.
  • Tour fee:  $15.00/child, $20.00/adult (includes zoo admission and tour)
  • Payment:  At admissions on the day of the tour
  • Schedule:  Must schedule in advance with education staff
  • Contact:  Education Office, outreach@alaskazoo.org

Discovery Tours (summer only, daily and open to all, no reservations, pay on tour day at admissions)

  • Audience:  Walk-in visitors, tourists, local residents, mixed ages
  • Tour package:  2 hours, with behind-the-scenes encounters at our polar bear and Amur tiger habitats.
  • Tour fee:  $20.00/child, $28.00/adult (includes zoo admission and tour)
  • Payment:  At admissions on the day of the tour
  • Schedule:  12:15pm to 2:15pm daily, no advance scheduling, open to all visitors 7 days a week during summer season, available daily from May 26, 2014 through Labor Day

Private Tours

  • Audience:  Small groups, mixed age, limited to 6 participants or fewer
  • Tour package:  2+ hours, multiple behind-the-scenes encounters throughout the zoo, may be conducted outside of open zoo hours, guide is Zoo Director Patrick Lampi who will share personal stories and animal information
  • Tour fee:  Minimum $250.00 donation per group (includes zoo admission and tour)
  • Payment:  Payment should be arranged with guide before the day of the tour
  • Schedule:  Must schedule in advance with Zoo Director
  • Contact:  Zoo Director (Pat Lampi), Main Office, (907) 346-2133, plampi@alaskazoo.org

If you have questions about the different tour packages listed above, please contact Stephanie Hartman (Education Director) at slhartman@alaskazoo.org for more information.