Take a Never Before Offered Tour!

Have you ever wanted to tour the tiger exhibit, visit the zoo’s veterinary hospital, cruise through the crocodile enclosure, or sneak a peek behind the scenes of Penguin Point? Well, now’s your chance! For the first time ever, the Greensboro Science Center is offering select behind the scenes tours as part of a very special event.

Peek Inside a Blockhouse

Sneak a peek inside some of your favorite animal exhibits!

One of these tours, many of which have never before been offered to the public, will be included with each Red Panda Day ticket. See for yourself the answers to common questions, such as: Where do the gibbons sleep? How do you keep crocodiles warm in winter? What kind of training can you do with maned wolves? How deep is the shark tank?

Each tour will be guided by GSC zookeepers who actually work with the animals living in the highlighted exhibits. Learn about what zookeepers do, which animals they care for, how they train their animals, what types of enrichment activities the animals enjoy, and so much more!

Enrichment Items

Keepers will show guests animal enrichment items – like this tire, enjoyed by our tigers!

The following tours are offered to Red Panda Day guests:

  • Tigers, Maned Wolves, Giant Anteater
  • Lemurs, Fossa, Javan Gibbons
  • Howler Monkeys, Vet. Hospital
  • Crocodile, Tortoises, Meerkats
  • Venomous Snakes, Crocodile, Alligator Snapping Turtle
  • Fishing Cat, Asian Small Clawed Otters, African Penguins
  • African Penguin, Amazon River Edge, Open Ocean

Tour capacities are limited, so purchase your Red Panda Day ticket early for the best chance of participating in the tour of your choice! Please note that tour participants must be 8 years old or older. Children younger than 8 years old can sign up to attend an animal meet and greet in lieu of a tour. Other restrictions apply. Click here for details.

Red Panda Day is Saturday, September 20, 2014. The event includes much more than behind-the-scenes tours… Guests will enjoy breakfast in the zoo, red panda themed games and activities, cool souvenirs, the awesome feeling that comes with supporting an important conservation cause, and admission to the Greensboro Science Center for the rest of the day. Tickets are $30/person for GSC Members and $40/person for Non-Members, with all proceeds being donated to the Red Panda Network. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


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