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Looking for a way to make your trip to Duluth even more memorable? No matter which behind-the-scenes experience you choose, it will make your day at the Zoo truly unforgettable!

Many of these experiences require advanced reservations (minimum of 7 days) and are based on availability. Please note: The fee for these special experiences is in addition to our admission fees. Zoo members do not pay admission fees.

All tour participants will be required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the tour (inside and outside).


Carnivore Training Tour

  • Cost: $25/person
  • Times: Monday – Wednesday | Flexible schedule times

Come watch our big cats show off their skills and learn their personalities from the keepers who know them best!  This private tour allows guests to witness the incredible husbandry training and see the cats in action up close. Choose from: lion pride, snow leopard and lynx, or cougar siblings. Tours run approximately 30-45 minutes and are on zoo closed days only (currently Monday-Wednesday).  Group size is limited to 5 people per tour. All tours are outside only.

Book your tour today! 218-730-4500 ext. 104 or

Enrichment Excitement!

  • Cost: $10/person
  • Times: Sat/Sun | 11:00 am-12:00 pm or 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Ages: 6 and up (participants ages 6-16 must be accompanied by a paid adult)
  • Group Size: 1-4 people

During this program, you’ll get to help the zookeepers choose which toys the animals in the Primate/Nocturnal building get to play with. You’ll even get to help make a toy or two for the zoo’s animals, and then see their response to your choice.

Call for booking: 218-730-4500 ext. 212

Primate/Nocturnal Animal Feeding

  • Cost: $25/person
  • Times: Daily between 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Choose your favorite animal in the Primate or Nocturnal building for this behind-the-scenes experience! You will spend about 30 minutes learning about the animal you choose from the zookeeper. You will be able to select an enrichment item for it, and watch it get fed.

Call for booking: 218-730-4500 ext. 212

Primate or Owl Painting Tour

  • Cost: $25/person
  • Times: 11:00 am-3:00 pm in summer | 11:00 am-2:30 pm in winter

Watch our cotton-top tamarins, callimico monkeys, or burrowing owls create a unique piece of iPad art, then take their masterpiece home with you! You will receive an 8″ x 10″ computer-generated painting in your choice of color and brushstroke, created by one of our lemurs, cotton-top tamarins, or callimicos!

Call for booking: 218-730-4500 ext. 212

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