Guided Zoo Tours

Explore Sunset Zoo with a Trained Guide

An hour-long trek exploring the animals in our care at Sunset Zoo. Your guided tour includes a dedicated guide that will help your group explore the zoo through observations.  Sunset Zoo offers both a Guided Zoo Tour and a behind the scenes options.

Guided Zoo Tour features the animals of Sunset Zoo's African Forest Trail, Asian Forest Trail, and Expedition Asia.  Tour guides will help groups discover the unique adaptations of the animals seen, and how Sunset Zoo strives to provide the best animal welfare for those in our care.

Behind the Scenes Tours feature Sunset Zoo's veterinary clinic, commissary, and animal admissions areas of the Zoo.  Tour guides will highlight how these spaces and the actions of our zookeepers and veterinarians elevate the welfare of each and every animal in our care.  Due to the nature of Behind the Scenes Tours, all participants must be in 3rd grade or older.  In addition, Behind the Scenes Tours are not available Wednesday and Friday mornings.

We strongly encourage groups to allow time during their Zoo visit outside your guided tour to fully enjoy favorite animals and to visit animal residents not highlighted during the guided tour. Two week advance notice is required.

Due to exhibit maintenance or animal care issues, there may be some animals temporarily off exhibit during your visit.

Tour Fees & Booking Information

Minimum of 10 people are required to book a tour. Don't meet this minimum? Your group can still book this program; you'll just pay the minimum rate for a tour. ALL tour fees are in addition to Zoo admission.

Guided Zoo Tour $3 per person ($30 minimum) + Zoo admission
 Behind the Scenes Tour $5 per person ($50 minimum) + Zoo admission

To book a tour for your group, contact Tammy Jones by email or call 785-587-2737. Two week advance notice is required.

Behind the Scenes Experiences


Looking for something more for your small group or family?  Check out our Behind the Scenes Experiences by clicking here.