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Behind the Scenes- postponed until further notice

Up Close with Our Penguins

ATTENTION:  Behind the Scenes tours are currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. 

The Little Rock Zoo is excited to offer you Behind the Scenes Tours! Visit the areas of two (2) of our most popular animals, and get an experience like none other! Waddle with Penguins, or even interact with an elephant! Proceeds from the tours go directly to the Little Rock Zoo’s Conservation Fund which helps animals all around the world. These tours fill up fast and are capped at six (6) people per tour so call now to book your tour!

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Penguin Behind the Scenes Tours: Offered every Sunday at 2:30  -- POSTPONED

Elephant Behind the Scenes Tours: Offered every Thursday at 1:30 -- POSTPONED

  • Age Range: 6 years old and older
  • Program length: approximately 1 hour
  • Cost:              
    • African Penguin Tour:
      • Non-member: $39.00 per participant
      • Member: $33.00 per participant
    • Asian Elephant Tour:
      • Non-member: $59.00 per participant
      • Member: $49.00 per participant
  • Place: Various Zoo locations
  • Both areas are wheelchair accessible
  • As always, tours are subject to cancellation due to the animals. If the Zoo cancels the tour, a full refund will be given or we will reschedule.
  • Call (501) 661-7229 to book your tour!


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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm

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