Cost and Criteria:
Public: $175 for up to four guests. $40 each additional guest, maximum of 14 guests. Does not include Daytime Admission tickets.
Academy members: $140 for up to four guests. $40 each additional guest, maximum of 14 guests. Does not include Daytime Admission for public guests.
Private Animal Encounter Tour is offered Tuesday–Sunday, subject to availability. Advance reservations required at least 14 days in advance.
Please note: Guests must be age 8 or older to participate in the VIP Tour. The Reefs to Rainforest tour is an option for families with children ages 5 to 7 and offers a guided experience of our Rainforest and Aquarium. Guests between the ages of 5 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Each tour is limited to 14 guests. The animal encounter will be with one of our education program animals, not an animal we have on exhibit. Due to the daily program structure, we cannot guarantee a specific animal. Our education animals include a variety of small reptiles and invertebrates.
Full payment is due at time of booking for individuals or groups under 10. For groups of 10 or more, a 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking and total balance is due 30 days prior to your tour date. If you are booking a tour within 30 days of your tour date full payment is due at the time of booking. Cancellations occurring 30 days or more prior to tour date, will receive a full refund minus the deposit.