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Private Tours

Private Behind the Scenes Tours

Individuals may schedule private tours for any of the options available in our Public VIP tour program, and we offer two additional private tours that are not available to the general public. Private tours last about an hour and are scheduled on a date selected by the buyer. Each private tour group is limited to the buyer and his or her guests. Private tours are limited to four or six people, depending on the tour, and a paying adult must accompany any child younger than 17. The price listed covers the entire tour group.

(Download COVID-19 Guidelines for VIP Program Participants.)

Please note that the non-member price provides the buyer with a one-year Family or Grandparent Membership to the North Carolina Zoo Society. This membership provides a family (e.g., two adults and their minor children living in a single household, or up to two grandparents and their minor grandchildren) with 12 months of free admission to the North Carolina Zoo and access to other benefits as well.

All or nearly all of the purchase price is tax-deductible as a donation to the NC Zoo Society, the private non-profit organization that supports the NC Zoo.