Learn about the unique needs of everything from egrets to river otters, all while helping a zookeeper care for these amazing animals at The Swamp. Please let us know about any serious allergies prior to scheduling a program.

Bring a Buddy!

The cost is $100 per member ($150 per nonmember), which includes a non-refundable deposit equal to 25% of the program cost. Space is tight so we close the program after one person signs up, but we can accommodate up to two people. Bring along a family member or friend and pay just $175 for both of you ($275 for nonmembers). That's a savings of $25! 


Get started by following these five easy steps:
  1. Review the Review the Get Ready for a Backstage Adventure fact sheet to prepare for your adventure.
  2. Choose a date range to see when an exclusive program is available for you and/and or a friend (1 participant and optional family member or friend)
  3. Complete the online registration forms.
  4. Print your confirmation page and map.
  5. Print and complete your program waiver form.
2015 Swamp Things

Ever feel you were “born on the bayou,” or do you just love swamps? Check out our Backstage Adventures program in The Swamp. Work with keepers as they care for a wide variety of creatures, from swamps around the world, including insects, fish, waterfowl, rodents and otters.

$100 Member, $150 Nonmember
*Save $25 on your second participant!

Maximum number of participants: 2
Ages: 8 to adult. Children ages 8 - 17 must be accompanied by a second participant: either a non-paying adult chaperone or a second paying participant age 8 – 17.
Length of program: 1 hour, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM