Backstage Adventures: Individual Programs

If you have always dreamed of being a zookeeper, now is your chance! And, you can also,  work side by side with zookeepers as they care for penguins or kangaroos. Whether you love birds or snakes, big animals, or little critters--we have a Backstage Adventure just for you.

Get started by choosing the animal you like best or your favorite exhibit. Try one or try them all--the adventures are endless!

Want to share the experience with someone special? Many of our Backstage Adventures offer substantial savings when you bring a friend or relative to share the experience.

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2015 Backstage Adventures:  

To regsister for a 2015 Backstage Adventure, please call 708-688-8342 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. While we will do our best to honor you top choice of date, please have three preferred dates in mind when calling. Please use the links below to access the calendars for each program.

African Adventure
African Painted Dogs
Asian Adventure
Caring for Camels
Great Ape Escape
Junior Zookeeper
Marvelous Marsupials
Rhino Rembrandt
Seals and Sea Lions
Secrets of South America
Sunrise with Okapi and Friends
Sunset with Okapi and Friends

2014 Backstage Adventures:  




Members, please note the following:

Only those listed on your membership qualify for the member price.

In order to receive the member price, all memberships must be current at the time of registration. We will not be able to issue refunds for the member price once you have registered for a program.

Please click on Program Policies for more information regarding our program cancellation policies.
If you would like to be notified when 2015 dates are available, please send an e-mail to you would like to be notified when 2015 dates are available, please send an e-mail to