Wild Encounters

May 19 - June 26


Thursday - Sunday + Holiday Mondays

Grizzly Bear Picnic

10:00AM
Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land.
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Grizzly Bear Picnic
10:00AM

Meeting Location: The top of the Canadian Domain hill

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Toronto Zoo’s Wood bison reproductive studies that help their wild counterparts and participate in an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies! The group will watch as a keeper fills the exhibit with food and enrichment. You will then get to watch the bears enjoy their dinner and play with their enrichment from a private vantage point.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Domain Hill

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Western Grey Kangaroo

10:00AM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion.
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Western Grey Kangaroo
10:00AM

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia- Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$67.81
Senior Age 65+$58.12
Children Age 3-12$62.97
Members$39.82

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion. Meet our MacLeay’s spectre, go BTS visit our kangaroo 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”.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *45-60-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *Wheelchair and stroller access and limited – BTS includes stairs

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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- Eurasia Arch

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Bactrian Camels

11:00AM
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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Bactrian Camels
11:00AM

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia - Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$67.81
Senior Age 65+$58.12
Children Age 3-12$62.97
Members$39.82

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

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 get up close to our caravan of camels and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *35-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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- Eurasia Arch

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Masai Giraffe

11:00AM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see the world’s tallest land mammal and meet the newest member of our giraffe family!
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Masai Giraffe
11:00AM

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$103.21
Senior Age 65+$93.52
Children Age 3-12$98.37
Members$75.22

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

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

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *35-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Indo-Malaya Bridge

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Lunch on the Savanna

12:00PM
Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats.
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Lunch on the Savanna
12:00PM

Meeting Location: Penguin exhibit entrance

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats. You will be guided through the Savanna to an exclusive behind-the-scenes barn to learn about how the keepers care for our zebras and eland while they are fed some snacks! You will then be guided to an exclusive area to watch as the World Guinness Record holder, the watusi get some treats!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *45-60-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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: Penguin exhibit entrance

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!
Sumatran TIGERS

Sumatran Tigers

1:00PM
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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Sumatran Tigers
1:00PM

Meeting Location: Front Courtyard - Adventures Sign

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

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 take care of this critically endangered cat. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat to get a closer view of these striped felines while learning all about how you can make a difference to their long-term survival in the wild.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Courtyard - Adventures Sign

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

African Rainforest Pavilion

1:00PM
Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion.
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African Rainforest Pavilion
1:00PM

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion. You will be taken behind our ring-tailed lemur habitat where our lemurs, Aldabra tortoises, and African crowned crane live, feed our Malawi cichlids and enrich our pygmy hippos as you explore some of our behind-the-scenes areas and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis. Please note: There will be no Behind The Scenes access at Gorillas.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Indo-Malaya Bridge

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Goat World

2:00PM
Come experience our NEW Goat World exhibit and watch our goats climb to new heights!
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Goat World
2:00PM

Meeting Location: Front Courtyard-Adventures Sign

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$50.11
Senior Age 65+$40.42
Children Age 3-12$45.27
Members$22.12

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Come experience our NEW Goat World exhibit and watch our goats climb to new heights! You will be guided into their habitat to learn more about these adventurous barnyard animals as they enjoy their favourite snacks.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Masks are required for the duration of this tour

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Courtyard-Adventures Sign

    *Please note a giraffe encounter cannot be scheduled after a goat encounter

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Hakuna Matata

2:00PM
Do hyenas really laugh? Are hornbills actually smart and give advice? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter!
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Hakuna Matata
2:00PM

Meeting Location: Penguin exhibit entrance

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Do hyenas really laugh? Are hornbills actually smart and give advice? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter! On this Wild Encounter you will experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the African Savanna to meet animals such as our Warthogs, Spotted Hyena, and Wildebeest. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about other Savanna animals such as the White Lions, White Rhinos and more!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *35-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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: Penguin exhibit entrance

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Reptile Rendezvous

3:00PM
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reptiles! Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area.
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Reptile Rendezvous
3:00PM

Meeting Location: Discovery Zone Courtyard

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$50.11
Senior Age 65+$40.42
Children Age 3-12$45.27
Members$22.12

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reptiles! Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area. Learn all about the different reptiles and the roles they play within the Outreach and Discovery department here at the Toronto Zoo!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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 Courtyard

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Polar Bears

3:00PM
Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors.
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Polar Bears
3:00PM

Meeting Location: Tundra sign

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
Members$57.52

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors. Learn what it takes to care for these animals year round and join one of our polar bear keepers in an exclusive area to watch a training session with one of our polar bears up close!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45 minutes walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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:
    Tundra sign

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Western Grey Kangaroo

4:00PM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies.
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Western Grey Kangaroo
4:00PM

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia- Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$67.81
Senior Age 65+$58.12
Children Age 3-12$62.97
Members$39.82

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies. You will have exclusive access into our Kangaroo Walkthrough habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and watch them eat their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia's most iconic marsupials.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

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

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *Wheelchair and stroller access and limited – BTS includes stairs

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

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

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA 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- Eurasia Arch

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

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Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.