Behind the Scenes Zoo Tours

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience behind the scenes at Assiniboine Park Zoo! These tours bring visitors up close with some of the Zoo's most charismatic creatures. Tours are guided by our experienced educators and animal care professionals. 

Please note: Masks are mandatory throughout the duration of the tour. 

Zoo members: use promo code BTSGENADMM2021 to remove the Zoo admission price from your purchase. Your valid Zoo membership is required for admission on the date of your experience. If you are a Zoo member booking a behind the scenes experience for a non-Zoo member, please click here to purchase a separate Zoo admission ticket for them.

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 - Behind the Scenes: Harbour Seal or Polar Bear Honorary Trainer

Behind the Scenes: Harbour Seal or Polar Bear Honorary Trainer

Length: 75 minutes
Cost per person: $75 + Zoo admission
Maximum Group Size: 4 people

Join our educators and animal care professionals in this unforgettable behind the scenes experience that gets you up close with our marine mammals. Choose to spend your amazing afternoon working with either our harbour seals or polar bears. With the guidance of an animal care professional you will be introduced to your chosen animal and provided a fantastic opportunity to learn about and observe how training benefits our animals. Your experience continues as you transition into an honorary trainer, directly participating in their positive reinforcement training program.

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 - Behind the Scenes: Big Cat Enrichment Experience

Behind the Scenes: Big Cat Enrichment Experience

Length: 75 minutes
Cost per person: $75 + Zoo admission
Maximum Group Size: 4 people

Join our educators and animal care professionals in this memorable behind the scenes experience that gets you up close with our big cats. Choose to spend your exciting morning working with either the Amur tigers or the snow leopards. With the guidance of an animal care professional you will be introduced to your chosen cat and receive a marvelous opportunity to discover how we enrich the lives of our animals and create unique items for the cats. Your incredible adventure wraps up by observing the cats interact with your enrichment item that directly contributes to our high standards of care. 

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Behind the Scenes Guidelines:

  • Minimum age for participation is 10 years of age.
  • Behind the scenes experiences are available until September 6, 2021.
  • Please do not take photos or videos on your personal cameras or phones. Our team will take photos throughout the experience which will be sent to participants within 2-3 business days.
  • The harbour seal experience is not wheelchair accessible. Life jackets will be provided and must be worn properly.
  • Service animals cannot be accommodated in the behind the scenes experiences.
  • Please be advised encounters are subject to change based on zoological operation requirements.

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