Behind the Scenes Experience

Enhance your visit to Sunset Zoo with a unique and personalized Behind the Scenes Experience for your small group when visiting.  Each experience has unique safety, scheduling and fee requirements.  Please click on the links below for specific details.    

Animal Encounters

Join Sunset Zoo staff for a unique experience during your next visit to Sunset Zoo.  Animal Encounters include a specialized keeper chat focused on the selected species, as well as an opportunity to feed the animals. Ask about adding a completed ZOOCasso painting onto your experience when you book. You can select from the following animals for your unique experience: 

Red PandaSloth BearGuinea Pigs

Click here for more details on Animal Encounters.

Ambassador Animal Experience

This Behind the Scenes Experience connects you with two ambassador animals in our care at Sunset Zoo.  You get to choose which two animals you meet. Click here for more details on this experience.

 Description Fee
 Member Rate $105.00
 Non-member Rate $115.00

Zoo Vet Experience

Visit Sunset Zoo's onsite veterinary clinic for an experience like no other. Click here for more details on this experience.

Description Fee
 Member Rate $150.00
 Non-member Rate $165.00

Creating a Safe Experience

Safety concerns for Zoo staff, you and your guest(s) are always important when developing any experience. Therefore, we keep safety and the welfare of the animals in our care as the top priority, and staff are unable to make changes to these planned experiences. In addition, safety requirements will differ depending on the Behind the Scenes Experience selected.  Click on links above for details about each.

For more information or to book your Behind the Scenes Experience, contact Tammy Jones by emailing or call 785-587-2737.