Want to have a one-on-one experience with one of the Zoo’s exciting animals and their keeper, and at the same time help save animals in the wild? Our Wildlife Connections program is the answer. One of our expert Utah’s Hogle Zoo keepers will be your personal guide as they give you an insider’s look at the Zoo and share their passion for the animals in their care. Listen to stories of the animals’ antics and personality quirks that will open your eyes to what it takes to care for this wild menagerie. Please see Rules and Limitations below.
Cost DOES NOT include Zoo admission!
Space is limited so make your reservation today online or by visiting our Member and Guest Services office.
Have you ever wondered how our 5,000 lbs. rhinos stay warm in the winter? Or just how much food we go through to feed our two African elephants? Join us on our behind-the-scenes Elephant Barn Tour to learn about everything that goes into caring for the largest animals at Hogle Zoo. These unique 30 minute private tours include experiences and information you cannot get anywhere else – including a chance to feed our two amazing Elephants!
Elephant Barn Tour Details:
Fee: $ 150 per group – A members only experience!
Age Restrictions: None
Group Size: 2-6 people from the same household (We cannot accommodate additional guests.)
Availability: One tour is available each day Friday-Sunday at 11:30 am. Admission sold separately and recommended reservation time for entry is 11 am or earlier.
CDC Guidelines: We will be following CDC guidelines, and masks must be worn at all times during the tour, and every guest will be sanitizing their hands before and after the tour.
There is no food or drink allowed behind the scenes.
Although there is no age limit for this tour, we recommend that children are 5 years of age or older.
We believe in giving our animals choices and cannot guarantee animals will present themselves to be fed. If an animal chooses not to participate or does not present itself to be fed, you will not receive a refund.
If a tour needs to be canceled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, you will be credited the amount paid.
If, on the other hand, you choose to cancel, you may receive a credit; however, the amount of the credit will depend on when a cancellation is made:
Cancellations up to 72 hours before the tour will be credited the full amount paid.
Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour will be credited half of the amount paid.
Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the tour, or if participants do not show up for the tour, will not receive a refund or credit.
Spring – Fall Only, subject to change
Tickets available soon! Currently suspended due to COVID19 and other restrictions.