VIP Public Tour 2023 – Otter
COVID-19 Restrictions Required to Participate in Tours Associated with Otters
To protect your health and the health of the Zoo’s animals and staff, the Zoo still requires guests to wear masks and possibly gloves to participate in some behind-the-scenes experiences.
Gloves are always required when guests feed an animal during their tour.
Masks are required during tours that take guests close to species known to be vulnerable to COVID-19 infections. Marks are required in behind-the-scenes spaces occupied by otters.
If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason, you have the option to postpone a tour until COVID protocols are lifted or to receive a full refund for your purchase.
June 3 (Sold Out); July 29; September 16
Tour Time and Meeting Place
11 a.m.; Meet at the Otter Habitat in North America’s Streamside Habitat Cluster
Maximum Group Size
Five years old
Our Commitment to Safety
Because otters are known to be vulnerable to COVID-19 infections, special restrictions are in place to protect their health during these tours. All guests will be required to wear masks when they come within 6 feet of any of the Zoo’s otters. Guests will also be required to wear gloves while feeding an otter.
If you are unable to wear a mask or gloves 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.
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.