The Best Date ever is back this year at the Zoo!

You’ll go behind-the-scenes and meet some of our animals or tour our Animal Care Center or new Bear Country area! Bring that special someone or make it a galentine’s date – either way you’re going to have a WILD time!

Health and safety measures are in place and all guests are required to wear masks for the duration of the tour.

This year, we are also bringing you fun add-ons to enhance your Zoo experience and celebrate Valentine’s Day!

  • Hot chocolate – $3/each
  • Sweet treats to go – $5/each
  • Wild at Heart exhibit heart for your favorite animal – $5/each – purchase here!

Valentine’s Weekend is approaching fast and tours fill up quickly so book your spot today!

Tours are approximately 30 minutes long so you’ll be able to explore the Zoo before and after your tour!

Tours – Friday, February 12

Tours – Saturday, February 13

Tours – Sunday, February 14


Animal Care Center – 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Check out where our animals receive routine physicals, X-rays, and much more! (no animals behind-the-scenes)

Barnyard – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Meet the whole barn crew and learn more from a zookeeper about how we care for our hoof stock friends!

Australia – 12 to 1 p.m. All tours sold out!

  • Go behind-the-scenes to meet our wallabies, kangaroos, and some feathered friends!

Bear Country Building – 1 to 2 p.m. All tours sold out!

  • Have you ever wondered what the newly renovated Bear Country looks like from the inside? You’ll go into the holding area and be the first to see the updates and learn more about how we care for our Alaskan brown bears and river otters! By purchasing a tour, you will be helping to purchase brand new enrichment items for Tundra and Banks! (Animals will be on exhibit and can be seen in their habitat outside after/before your tour!)

*Admission tickets required in addition to purchase of tour. Add a 30 minute tour to your daily admissions here! Be sure to select the tour based on your ticketed time. Tours are limited, adults only, and first come first serve so be sure to sign up for the Best Date Ever before they sell out! Best Date Ever tours are for adults only (18+) but you can check out our other behind-the-scenes tours here.

Admission Tickets ONLY for Valentine’s Weekend