VIP Behind the Scenes at Gladys Porter Zoo
Take a trolley ride backstage! Face-to-face animal experiences! Feed and touch unique animals! The ticket includes a trolley ride around the zoo, breakfast and lunch, animal encounters and feedings, and a private presentation with different animals.
- Entrance to the Zoo, including full access to the Zoo after the VIP tour concludes.
- Morning coffee.
- Trolley ride around the Zoo.
- Sit-down, catered lunch.
- Animal encounters & feedings throughout the Zoo tour.
- Private animal encounter with Zoo staff after lunch.
- Transportation is not included.
- Tour Dates & Time: January 26, March 1 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Duration: 4 hours (plus extra time if you choose to stay after the tour)
- Activity Level: Medium
- The Gladys Porter Zoo requires all participants to be able to walk without a walker or wheelchair to attend this tour. There is no room for anything other than a walking cane on the trolley and they cannot accommodate other walking assistants. Some trolley stops require a short 5-minute walk and others require only a few steps. Full participation may require leisurely walking over uneven surfaces. If you need physical or mental assistance you must be traveling with someone able to assist you.
- Transportation: Drive Yourself
- There are no physical tickets for this event, your name will be on a sign-in sheet when you arrive at the designated location and check in with the Welcome Home RGV host.
- A detailed email with instructions will be emailed to you with meeting locations, etc.