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Zookeeper for a Day

If you're looking for a more intimate experience with the animals at the Desert Museum, then a Behind-the-Scenes tour with one of the Museum's animal keepers is just the ticket!

Spend your morning working with a Zookeeper in the Mammalogy and Ornithology Department. Assist with feeding and cleaning exhibits while learning natural history and husbandry of some of the Sonoran Desert's indigenous species.


Participants are expected to follow all rules and instructions of the staff. Anyone not following instructions may be asked to leave the program without refund. While every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved. (The behind the scenes areas are not handicapped accessible.) Please ask before purchasing.

Purchase Tickets Online

Have you received a discount code for our Beind the Scenes tours? If so, enter the code in the box below and click 'Apply' to see the discounted prices:

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Member Signup - $175.00 per person (MUST bring Membership Card)

NOTE: We cannot offer refunds on any reserved tours.

Non-member Signup - $190.50 per person (includes admission price)

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NOTE: We cannot offer refunds on any reserved tours.

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