VIP Public Tour 2023 – Chimps in Training
April 15 (Sold Out); June 17 (Sold Out); August 12 (Sold Out); September 9 (Sold Out)
Tour Time and Meeting Place
3:00 p.m.; meet at the lower viewing area of the Chimpanzee Exhibit
Maximum Group Size 6
12 years old
ADA Status Restrictions
Because of safety concerns, guests using wheelchairs or motorized scooters cannot be accommodated on this public tour. Guests using these devices can be accommodated on Modified Private Rocky Coast Family Tours that can be modified to make them wheelchair accessible. These Private Tours may be purchased here.
Guests may not approach or try to touch any of the zoo’s animals unless invited to do so by an animal keeper. Guests are required to remain at a safe distance from the animals. When animals are fed or touched as part of a tour, guides and keepers will explain how this can be done safely and will monitor guests as they interact with the animals. We want to do all we can to keep everyone safe and to keep our animals comfortable and stress-free.
Our Commitment to Safety
To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we limit the number of people attending different tours and have minimum age requirements for children to attend. Minimum ages vary from 5 years to 12 years, depending on the tour location. Ages limits are noted on tour descriptions.
To protect your health and the health of the Zoo’s animals and staff, you may be required to wear protective equipment behind the scenes. Currently, all tour patrons must follow strict COVID protocols, including wearing masks and, at times, gloves during behind-the-scenes tours. You can download a PDF of our Current COVID-19 guidelines here.
If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason, we will give you the option to postpone your tour until COVID protocols are lifted or to receive a full refund for your purchase.