Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

Giraffe House Behind the Scenes

Currently on Sale:

Saturdays and Sundays in March *SOLD OUT*  *Click HERE to join the wait list*

Saturdays and Sundays in April 2018. *Click HERE to purchase*

*Please note, if you cannot purchase tickets on a particular date, they may already be sold out or in limited quantity.


All tours begin at 2pm at the Reptile House.

Ticket includes:

  • 30 -45 minute Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Meet and greet the Giraffe Keeper
  • Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members)

For 6 years old and over. Group sizes are limited to 10 people. This building contains stairs. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility please contact us so that we may better address your needs at 973-371-5800 ext.103 or

Your Behind the Scenes ticket gives you Zoo admission before and/or after the tour. Tour attendees must meet Tour Staff 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Reptile House. Tours start promptly at the agreed-upon time; late arrivals may lose part of the tour by being late, or lose the entire tour without refund. Tours will commence regardless of weather, unless cancelled by the Zoo due to unsafe conditions for our Animals, Staff, or Tour Attendees. If we cancel a tour due to weather we will notify you as soon as possible and will reschedule a date and time. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and for walking the Zoo.

Rescheduling: Cancellations may be made up to 7 days prior to the originally scheduled tour date and time; no refunds will be offered less than 7 days prior to the originally scheduled tour date and time. Rescheduling or cancellations may be made by contacting the Education Department at 973-371-5800 ext. 103 or


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