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Western Grey Kangaroo

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Swamp and Bennett’s Wallabies.
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Greater one-horned rhinoceros

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will get a hands-on experience!
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Capybara

Have you ever wondered what it is like to encounter the world’s largest rodent?
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“Hidden Zoo” Tour

How do you give a hyena a root canal? What does a gorilla eat? Discover the answers to these questions...
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African Rainforest Pavilion

Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion.
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Aldabra Tortoise

Join this adventure to come face-to-shell with one of the world’s largest tortoises.
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MASAI GIRAFFE

MASAI GIRAFFE

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to hand-feed* the world’s tallest land mammal!
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AMUR TIGERSComing Soon!

AMUR TIGERS

Are you a cat lover? Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet the world’s largest species of tiger.
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Sumatran TIGERS

Sumatran Tigers

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see where the smallest tiger species lives and learn all about how we care for this critically endangered cat.
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African Penguins

African Penguins

Discover our spunky and spirited penguins in this encounter at a special behind-the- scenes location adjacent to our African penguin habitat.
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CARIBOU

CARIBOU

In this Arctic adventure you’ll get as close to real-life “Rudolph” as it gets.
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Zebra

African Savanna Tour

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our watusi, eland, and zebra habitats.
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Western lowland gorilla

Western lowland gorillas

If you love gorillas, then this adventure is for you. You will be guided to a behind-the-scenes area at the back of our outdoor gorilla habitat to meet our gorilla troop up-close.
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SNOW LEOPARDS

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to visit our masters of camouflage – the snow leopards!
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AUSTRALASIA AND KANGAROO TOUR

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion.
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Bactrian Camels

One hump or two? Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the world’s most critically endangered large mammals.
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Grizzly Bear Picnic

Join us for an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies!
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Canadian Domain Tour

Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land.
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Americas Pavilion Tour

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure and guided tour through our Americas Pavilion.
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Halloween Enrichment Workshop

Enrichment plays a HUGE role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo.
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Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

March Break Enrichment Workshop
March 15 – March 22

Meeting Location: In front of the Indomalaya Pavilion

Enrichment plays a HUGE role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo. Join us for a special, enrichment workshop where you will help to create a personalized beach-themed enrichment for our animals. Tour the Indo-Malaya pavilion to spot different devices throughout the pavilion after creating one of your own! Learn about what it takes to care for the animals of this zoogeographic region.

Price: $30.97 + HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access 

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Front Entrance Doors of the Indomalaya Pavilion. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Easter Enrichment Workshop
April 10 – April 13

Meeting Location: Tundra Zoomobile Station

Enrichment plays a HUGE role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo. Join us for a special, enrichment workshop where you will help to create a personalized Easter-themed enrichment device for our animals. Tour the Wildlife Health Centre and Wildlife Nutrition Centre to learn how we care for our animals every day!

Price: $30.97 + HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access 

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Tundra Zoomobile Station.  Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Western Grey Kangaroo

Meeting Location: Eurasia Wilds

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Swamp and Bennett’s Wallabies. You will be guided through our Australasia Pavilion and into our Kangaroo habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and feed them their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials.

Price: $39.82 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access 

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Entrance to Eurasia Wilds Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Greater one-horned rhinoceros

Meeting Location: Outside Malayan Woods Pavilion

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will get a hands-on experience! You will have the chance to touch one of these gentle giants while they enjoy a very delicious treat*. You will get to see how our keepers care for these animals and learn more about how you can help maintain their population in the wild.

Price: $57.52 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access limited – uneven terrain

    Kid Friendly (for interaction but heavy on conservation info)

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Front Door of the Malayan Woods Pavilion.Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Capybara

Meeting Location: Discovery Arch

Have you ever wondered what it is like to encounter the world’s largest rodent? Join us as you learn what it takes to care for these large, semi-aquatic animals. You will be guided into our Capybara habitat for the opportunity to offer Diego some veggies and give him a scratch while he munches away! *

Price: $22.12 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Discovery Zone Archway near the Kids Zoo. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


“Hidden Zoo” Tour

Meeting Location: Tundra Zoomobile Station

How do you give a hyena a root canal? What does a gorilla eat? Discover the answers to these questions and see what it takes to run a world-class zoo on this exclusive back-of-house tour of our Wildlife Health Centre, Wildlife Nutrition Centre, Bug-house, and Reproductive lab!

Price: $22.12 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Tundra Zoomobile Stop. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


African Rainforest Pavilion

Meeting Location: Indomalaya Board Walk

Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion. You will have the opportunity to feed our Malawi cichlids, enrich our meerkats, and be taken behind-the-scenes to enrich our ring-tailed lemurs inside their habitat*. Explore the African Rainforest Pavilion and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.

Price: $39.82 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access –BTS includes small portion with stairs

    Kid Friendly (for interaction but heavy on conservation info)

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of the Indomalaya Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Aldabra Tortoise

Meeting Location: Indomalaya Boardwalk

Join this adventure to come face-to-shell with one of the world’s largest tortoises. You will be guided through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion and into our newly created Aldabra Tortoise habitat. Here you will get the chance to touch and interact* with our tortoises up-close and personal.

Price: $22.12 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access –Please contact tzwildencounters@torontozoo.ca if wheelchair access is required.

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 6 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of the Indomalaya Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Masai Giraffe

Meeting Location: Twiga Market

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to hand-feed* the world’s tallest land mammal! You will be taken behind the scenes of our giraffe habitat and learn what it takes to care for this iconic African species.

Price:$57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access – uneven terrain

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Twiga Market in front of Giraffes. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


AMUR TIGERS

Meeting Location: Eurasia Wilds

Are you a cat lover? Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet the world’s largest species of tiger. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat to learn how our keepers care for these beautiful endangered cats by getting to watch an up-close training session*.

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Entrance to Eurasia Wilds. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Sumatran Tigers

Meeting Location: Malayan woods

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see where the smallest tiger species lives and learn all about how we care for this critically endangered cat. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat to get an up close view of a training session* with one of our resident tigers while learning all about how you can make a difference to their long-term survival in the wild.

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Entrance to Malayan Woods Pavilion. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


African Penguins

Meeting Location: Penguins of the Cape Sign in front of Exhibit

Discover our spunky and spirited penguins in this encounter at a special behind-the- scenes location adjacent to our African penguin habitat. Meet one of these endangered birds up close* and take a memorable photo! Learn how our personality-filled penguins keep Zoo Keepers on their toes, including the round-the-clock work that goes into breeding and rearing penguin chicks.

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Penguins of the Cape Sign in front of the Penguin Exhibit. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Caribou

Meeting Location: Tundra Air

In this Arctic adventure you’ll get as close to real-life “Rudolph” as it gets. The adventure begins with a guided tour through our Tundra Trek to learn all about the unique Arctic wildlife that inhabit this Zoo region. Then, finish off your tour by feeding* our caribou herd in a private area beside the caribou paddock.

Price: $22.12 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: In front of the Tundra Air Ride ticket booth. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


African Savanna Tour

Meeting Location: Africa Zoomobile Station

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our watusi, eland, and zebra habitats. You will be guided to an exclusive area to have the opportunity to toss some veggies to a World Guinness Record holder, the watusi! Then, head across the path to a behind-the-scenes barn to learn about how the keepers care for our zebras and eland while you feed them some snacks!

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    45-60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access - uneven terrain

    Kid Friendly (for interaction but heavy on conservation info)

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: African Zoomobile Station. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Western lowland gorillas

Meeting Location: Indomalaya Bridge

If you love gorillas, then this adventure is for you. You will be guided to a behind-the-scenes area at the back of our outdoor gorilla habitat to meet our gorilla troop up-close. There, you will meet a keeper and one of our troop members to learn more about how our keepers care for these animals and how you can make a difference to their long-term survival in the wild.

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of the Indomalaya Bridge. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


River Hippos

Meeting Location: Indomalaya Bridge

Join us for an up-close and personal encounter with Perky and Petal our two river hippopotamuses! You will be guided through an exclusive area and out into our hippo exhibit for a close encounter with one of Toronto Zoo’s largest family members. Get the opportunity to feed* these ladies some treats and see how powerful their jaws really are!

Price: $57.52 +HST per person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access – uneven terrain

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Twiga Market in front of Giraffes. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


SNOW LEOPARDS

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia -Eurasia Arch

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to visit our masters of camouflage – the snow leopards! You will have the opportunity to see our cats up close and learn about how our keepers care for these beautiful agile cats and how you can help to make a difference to their survival in the wild!

Price:$57.52 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access – uneven terrain

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Eurasia Arch Entrance. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


AUSTRALASIA AND KANGAROO TOUR

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia -Eurasia Arch

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion. Meet a MacLeay’s spectre, go BTS to feed* our mob and a special BTS area to feed our Great Barrier Reef fish. Explore the Australasia Pavilion and learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials as well as other species that live “down under”.

Price: $39.82 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access limited – BTS includes a portion with stairs

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Eurasia Arch Entrance. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Bactrian Camels

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia -Eurasia Arch

One hump or two? Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the world’s most critically endangered large mammals. You will have the opportunity to hand-feed our caravan of camels and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.

Price: $39.82 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    30-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Eurasia Arch Entrance. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Grizzly Bear Picnic

Meeting Location: Front of Grizzly Bear Exhibit

Join us for an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies! The group will be guided into our grizzly habitat to assist a keeper by filling the exhibit with food and enrichment. Finally, end your encounter by watching the bears enjoy their lunch and play with their enrichment from a private vantage point.

Price: $57.52 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    45-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access limited – uneven terrain

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: In front of the Grizzly Bear Exhibit. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Canadian Domain Tour

Meeting Location: Top of the Canadian Domain Hill

Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land. You will have the opportunity to feed our wood bison and learn about the Toronto Zoo’s reproductive studies that help their wild counterparts. Next up, a game of hide and seek for our raccoons! Enrichment plays a huge role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo – help us to enrich our raccoons by offering a tasty snack.

Price: $39.82 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access limited – uneven terrain and steep incline hill

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of the Canadian Domain Hill at the Sign. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Americas Pavilion Tour

Meeting Location: In front of Americas Pavilion

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure and guided tour through our Americas Pavilion. You will have the opportunity to enrich our Octopus and North American River Otters, and be taken behind-the-scenes to meet one of our American serpents up close!*. Explore the Americas Pavilion and learn about how the Toronto Zoo participates in many captive breeding and re-introduction programs.

Price: $39.82 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Kid Friendly (for interaction but heavy on conservation info)

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Front Entrance Doors of the Americas Pavilion. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


Halloween Enrichment Workshop

Meeting Location: Indomalaya Boardwalk

Enrichment plays a HUGE role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo. Join us in our bat cave, for a special enrichment workshop where you will help to create a personalized Halloween-themed enrichment device for our animals. Tour the African Rainforest pavilion to spot different devices throughout the pavilion after creating one of your own! Learn about what it takes to care for the animals of this zoogeographic region.

Price: $30.97 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Stroller access limited.

    Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.

    60-minute walking tour

    Wheelchair access

    Kid Friendly

    Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    Maximum Group Size is: 8 guests

    Guests will be joining a public tour

    Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Front Entrance Doors of the Indomalaya Pavilion. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


White Rhino

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of white rhino barn. You will get to see how our keepers care for these animals and learn more about how you can help maintain their population in the wild.

Price:$57.52 +HST Per Person (Children under the age of one are free)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Maximum Group Size is: 10 guests

    *Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo Visit for this adventure!

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    *Weather Conditions

    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:

    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Africa Zoomobile Stop next to the Savanna Gift shop and Pizza Pizza. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


BUG HOUSE

Looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience? Look no further than this guided adventure through our invertebrate house. Take a stroll through our newly renovated Wildlife Health Centre and then out behind our animal hospital into our “bug house”. See how we manage the zoo’s population of invertebrates and learn the vital role these important creatures play in our ecosystem. Please note: there will be several species of invertebrates visible including many large species of spiders.

Price: $22.12 +HST Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 10 guests

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas.

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Maximum Group Size is: 10 guests

    *Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo Visit for this adventure!

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Registration

    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are not included with BTS purchases.

    *Weather Conditions: BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations

    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:

    *The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: The Tundra Zoomobile Station located next to Tim Hortons Express and Beavertails. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.