Keeper for a Day Experience

Two Asian greater one-horned rhinocerousKeeper for a Day

Have you ever dreamed of being a Zoo Keeper or know someone who has? Join us to experience what it’s like to be an animal keeper at the Zoo! This exciting experience offers you an incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes with the animal department of your choice and includes lunch with the keepers. You can choose to participate as a Feline, Bird, Reptile, Hoofstock, or Program Animal keeper. The Keeper for a Day experience is offered year round.  

Time:  9:00am-2:00pm
Available:  Every day
Ages:  16 and up
Cost:  $150.00 per person and may be purchased for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
To make a reservation, or purchase a Keeper for a Day gift certificate, please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email  Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance.  Must be 16 years or older.  

Zoo Keeper for a day holding an armadillo.Family Zoo Keeper Experience

Explore the wild side of animal life as a Zoo Keeper in training! Go behind the scenes to ZooLab and work alongside the Program Animal Keepers caring for animals, preparing diets, and cleaning. Take part in animal training and assist with an animal demonstration. Discover what an exciting experience it is to be a Zoo Keeper, and learn how Zoo’s are helping wildlife around the world!   

Time:  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Available:  Every day
Ages:  9 years and up / Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost:  $100 per adult and child / Admission to the Zoo is included. 
Reservations:  Required at least two weeks in advance.  Limit one adult and one child. 

To register please call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email