Group programs offer an exciting animal adventure for you, your students, cub scouts, girl scouts, church or any organization. 

Important program information:

These rules apply to all group programs unless otherwise stated.

  • Reservations must be made 3 weeks in advance
  • Payment is due 2 weeks prior to your scheduled program
  • Zoo entrance fee not included but required
  • El Paso Zoological Society member receive a 10% discount
  • Participants Ages 7 and up (no exceptions)
  • Online Registration Required
  • Any one under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Jump to: Elephant Produce HuntBehind the Scenes ToursBehind the Scenes Tour Super Deluxe, Elephant ExperienceScout Badge Programs


Produce Hunt

Make it a field trip upgrade! Participate in a 30 minute experience inside the elephant’s exhibit that includes assisting elephant keepers in hiding fruits, veggies and more for the 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.

Program information:

  • $5 per person in addition to entrance fees
  • Minimum group size 15, Maximum group size 25

To register for an Elephant Produce Hunt click here:


Behind the Scenes

Choose one or all to go back stage and meet culinary staff, veterinary staff or an up-close with one of our animals.

  1. Introduce yourself to the world of exotic animal culinary arts. It's bunches of fun.
  2. Learn about the dynamic industry of zoological veterinary medine. It's a prescription for adventure.
  3. Discover the life and times of our zookeepers at one of the animal habitats. It's a roaring good time.

Program Information:

  • 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • $15 per person
  • Minimum Group Size 5; Maximum Group Size 20

To register for a Behind the Scenes tour click here:


Elephant Deluxe

You, your family and friends can take a special behind the scenes tour of our elephant facility. The tour offers an opportunity to help give one of our Asian elephants a bath. Once the soap has been rinsed off and the elephant is clean, you have the opportunity to help our keepers feed her breakfast before she moves into the exhibit yard.

Program information:

  • $200 for 1-5 people

To register for a Behind the Scene tour Super Deluxe Elephant Experience click here:


Earn your scout badge with up close experiences with animals during this 2 hour program! Your troop can request a special time and date just for you.

Program Information:

  • 2 hour program
  • $15 per person in addition to entrance fees
  • Minimum group size 15; Maximum group size 30
  • Ages 5 and up

To register for Scout Badge Program click here: