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Backstage Experience Junior

Are you interested in the exclusive access provided by our Backstage Experience adventure but concerned that three hours is just a bit too long for your group? This streamlined version hits many of the same high points and is perfect for guests of all ages!

Your private tour guide will escort you through our Animal Ambassador collection where you might touch a turtle, spend time with snakes, laugh with a kookaburra or be tickled by a tamandua’s tongue! Lots of up-close encounters wrap up with a fun feeding or training demonstration. Then it’s off to meet the stars of the Wildlife Show, where you’ll go behind the scenes to see how we care for these charismatic animals. Prepare to be dazzled by the talents of the exotic parrots, majestic birds of prey, and mammals both prickly and cuddly. When the entertainment wraps up there, you are free to enjoy the zoo at your leisure.

Your Backstage Experience Junior package also includes:

  • Admission to the zoo
  • One carousel token per participant
  • Group photograph
  • Souvenir sticker


Adults and young children who would love an insider’s look at some of the zoo’s most popular attractions!


Backstage Experience Juniors are available most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Call early for best selection! Preregistration and five days’ notice required. Only one Backstage Experience can be offered on a given day, and are subject to staff availability.


Tour from 9:00−10:30 a.m., then enjoy the zoo at your leisure!


$95 per person. Zoo admission is included. Maximum group size is eight.

What to wear

Closed-toed shoes, a comfortable shirt and pants or shorts. Dress for the weather! Portions of the tour will be held outside regardless of weather conditions.

What to bring

Your signed confirmation sheet and a camera (photo opportunities will be provided)

How to register

Please call 720-337-1541 to register or for more information about the program.

Cancellation fees

A cancellation fee of 50 percent will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks notice. A cancellation fee of 100 percent will be charged for a missed program. 

Backstage Experience makes a great gift! Gift certificates are available. Call today for best availability!

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