Covid-19 Update: All Erie Zoo programs are now cancelled until further notice in response to Covid-19 directives. If you are signed up for a program, we will contact you the week before your scheduled program to issue you a refund. We thank you for bearing with us during these uncertain times. If you have any questions please contact us through the contact form on our website. Thank you!

If you are interested in ways to support the Erie Zoo during this time please visit the link below.

Ways to Help

Guided Tours:

Guided tours are walking adventures that take your group of 25 or fewer to the animals' exhibits to observe firsthand the unique behaviors and adaptations of the creatures of the Erie Zoo. Tours are best suited to school-aged groups and adults and last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. We can tailor a tour to suit your group's educational needs.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours:

The animal behind the scene tours that are currently available includes the  Rhino, Tiger, Canadian Lynx and Penguin exhibits. While you may ask for a specific area to tour, we cannot guarantee that a specific behind-the-scenes area will be available on the day of your tour. We reserve the right to change tour areas as needed for the health, safety, and security of our guests and our animal residents.

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To schedule a tour, please call the Education Department at (814) 864-4091 or email