The Zoo Society is happy to work with you to arrange this private, behind-the-scenes tour. Tour prices range from $535 (for NC Zoo Society members) to $595 (for non-members). Please note that the non-member price provides the buyer with a one-year Family Membership to the NC Zoo Society. This Family Membership guarantees free admission to the NC Zoo (and to many other zoos around the country) for one year, and applies to a family of two adults living in the same household and for their children under 18 years-old.
Private tour funds support the Zoo's conservation field programs.
The "Meet and Feed the Gorillas" private tour will begin at 1:15PM, with the group first meeting at the NC Zoo's Gorilla Exhibit. Please specify three dates above that would be possible for your tour. We will work with you to find a mutually acceptable date for your program. It often takes several days to confer with the staff that must approve a private tour, so please allow us a week or more lead time to arrange your tour.
- All private tours are limited to a maximum of six people.
- All or nearly all of the purchase price is tax-deductible as a donation to the NC Zoo Society.
- Children must be at least eight years-old to participate in the tour; also, any participant wishing to feed the gorillas must be at least five feet tall.
- Private tour fees do not include admission to the NC Zoo.