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Group Programs

Zoo Adventure Group Programs are available upon request. Most programs require advance notice of at least 2 weeks or more. Many Zoo Adventure Programs are also offered on as part of our Scheduled Public Programs in which you can register individually, as a family, or a small group. Learn more at Scheduled Programs for the General Public

Scout troops, school groups, home school groups, religious groups, civic groups, family groups, individuals and friends can request Zoo On Demand Programs. All requests must meet the group minimums.

If you have questions please contact the Zoo Adventure Education Specialist Office, Cheyenne Garcia at garciacc@elpasotexas.gov
or Antonia Alvarado at alvaradoax@elpasotexas.gov
(915) 521-1894 to discuss more options.

NOTE: Many Group Programs involve careful coordination with Keepers who work on tight schedules as they take care of the animals under their care. If you are late for your Zoo Adventure we may have to cut out portions of our planned itinerary.

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Group Zoo Adventure Programs at the Zoo
Menu of Group Programs:
Animal Produce Hunt
Behind the Scenes Tour
Scout Badge Programs
Career Vet Day
Elephant Produce Hunt
Makes a great field trip upgrade
9:00am to 9:30am
(Ages 7 on up)

You and your class or family and friends can participate a 30 minute, behind the scenes tour that includes a very interesting and fun learning experience assisting elephant keepers in hiding fruits, veggies and more for our biggest living land mammals in the world, Asian elephants! After the food is hidden everyone then moves back into the main viewing area to watch the elephants find the food. Minimum group size 10, Maximum group size 20.

Registration- $5 per person in addition to entrance fees. $4.50 for El Paso Zoological Society Members.

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Experience a Behind the Scenes Tour at the El Paso Zoo: Commissary, Animal Hospital and Animal Exhibit Area
Makes a great field trip upgrade
(Ages 7 on up)

This adventure is a great way for your students, family and friends to go backstage and meet our culinary staff and see how they prepare menus for our exotic animals. Participants will get the inside scoop on how our vet staff cares for our animals and an in-depth conversation with one of our keepers at an animal exhibit. Ages 7 and up only and 1 paid adult present per 5 children. Minimum Group Size 5, Maximum Group Size 15.

Registration: $15 per person in addition to entrance fees. $13.50 for El Paso Zoological Society Members.

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Scout Badge Programs
Earn your scout badge with up close experiences with animals during this 2 hour program! Bring your whole troup! The Zoo schedules both girl and boy scout programs at different times. Your troop can also request a special time and date just for you. Minimum group size 10, Maximum group size 30.

Registration- $15 per person in addition to entrance fees. El Paso Zoological Society Members $13.50.

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Career Vet DAy
(High School Students)

This adventure is for High School students who want to explore a career in veterinary medicine. Spend two hours shadowing the veterinary staff behind the scenes learning and experiencing what it's like to be a veterinarian.

Program Information:
9 -11:30 am
Reservations must be made 3 weeks in advance
Payment is due 10 days prior to your scheduled program
$20.00 per participant
Online Registration Required
(Admission not included and not required).
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El Paso Zoo's Mission
Our mission is to celebrate the value of animals and natural resources and to create opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.