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Elephant Extravaganza
Enjoy this opportunity to tour our historic elephant house before meeting our 3 Asian elephant cows (Jati, My-Thai, and Schottzie) along with Sabu, our bull. Watch as My-Thai creates your own custom canvas art piece for you to take home and enjoy. Finally, learn about daily care and upkeep as My-Thai enjoys a bath.

*All guests must be able to stand and walk through the duration of this experience.
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For 2 People
 
  • Children 5 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$600.00
For 3 People
 
  • Children 5 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$800.00
For up to 5 People
 
  • Children 5 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$1,000.00
Engagement Upgrade
 
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$100.00
Hangin' With Hippos
Travel down to Hippo Cove and meet over 7,000 pounds of Hippopotamus! Start your experience by receiving a unique look at our state-of-the-art filtration room to see what it takes to maintain the Hippo’s 70,000 gallon cove. Next, stop by the kitchen to learn about the specialized diet it takes to satisfy each hippo’s huge appetite. Round off your tour by watching a training demo between our animal care team and our hippos. Take a piece of the tour home with you as your group will walk away with your own artwork painted by one of our resident hippos.
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For 2 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liability waiver
Requires Date/Time
$600.00
For 3 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liability waiver
Requires Date/Time
$800.00
For Up To 5 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liability waiver
Requires Date/Time
$1,000.00
Giraffe and calf
Gentle Giants
Stroll behind the scenes of the Giraffe Barn and stand toe to toe with the Zoo’s tallest resident – the Maasai Giraffe!
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  • Children 5 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
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$125.00
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Moementous Sloth Encounter
Slow down and enjoy this private thirty-minute encounter with ‘Moe’, the Zoo’s famous two-toed sloth and his keeper.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience Moe up close and personal, including snack time and priceless photo ops!
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$125.00
Roam'n with Red Pandas
This is a fall/winter experience. To be notified when this experience will open for booking, please email BTS@cincinnatizoo.org

Spend time hanging out with these awesome arboreal animals on our Red Panda Encounter. During this experience guests will meet with the Red Pandas' care team and learn all about our scarlet friends.
Guests will also have the chance to view a Red Panda feeding during this encounter.
What’s their favorite food? How much do they sleep? Is it true that they’re the only true panda? Find out all of this and more on our Red Panda encounter.
Masks are required during this experience. We cannot accommodate any exceptions. (This experience is not ADA accessible)
Parking and admission is included for all tour guests attending this experience.
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For 2 People
 
  • Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate
  • All must have signed liability waiver
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$300.00
For 3 People
 
  • Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate
  • All must have signed liability waiver
Requires Date/Time
$400.00
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VIPenguin Experience
Join our knowledgeable penguin keepers in the Wings of Wonder bird house and get to know their handsomely feathered friends. Marvel as a talented penguin artist creates a one-of-a-kind canvas art piece for you to take home and enjoy.
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For 2 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$250.00
For 3 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$375.00
For up to 5 People
 
  • Children 10 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 15 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$500.00
Engagement Upgrade
 
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$100.00
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Wild and Wonderful Wallabies
Snuggle up and enjoy quality, hands-on time with our wallabies while learning about the TLC given to them every day by their loyal Keepers. Be sure to sit down and relax – you may end up with a wallaby in your lap!
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For 2 People
 
  • Children 4 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 13 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$250.00
For 3 People
 
  • Children 4 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 13 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$375.00
For up to 5 People
 
  • Children 4 and above may participate with an accompanying adult
  • Youth over 13 may participate with the written permission of an adult or guardian
  • All must have signed liablity waiver
Requires Date/Time
$500.00

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