Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

Giraffe Tours!

Tickets available for Saturdays and Sundays in November and December, 2019.

Behind the Scenes Tours at Giraffe, November 2019:  Register Here

Behind the Scenes Tours at Giraffe, December 2019:  Register Here

All tours begin at 2pm.

Ticket includes

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

For 6 years old and over only, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  All members of the party must have a ticket. Group sizes are limited to 10 people.  No photographs are permitted; all attendees will sign a photo waiver prior to entering the giraffe barn.

This building contains stairs. If you have questions or concerns about accessibility please contact us so that we may better address your needs at 973-731-5800 ext.103 or mhunt@parks.essexcountynj.org.

Your Behind the Scenes ticket gives you Zoo admission before and/or after the tour. Tour attendees must meet Tour Staff 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Reptile House (inside if inclement weather, outside if weather is nice). 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.

Cancellations or 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. Cancellations  or rescheduling may be made by contacting the Education Department at 973-731-5800 ext.103 or mhunt@parks.essexcountynj.org.

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