Skip to main content

Guided Walking Tours

Step into the wild world of Henry Vilas Zoo with our exciting NEW guided walking tours!

Explore the zoo like never before as our knowledgeable guides share fascinating facts and stories about our animals and conservation efforts. Join us for an hour-long stroll through the zoo, where you’ll discover the incredible work we do to protect wildlife locally and globally. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the amazing creatures that call our zoo home. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled and educational adventure!

Guided Walking Tours are scheduled through our Education Department.
Contact us today to reserve a time for your group!

You can choose any of the following themes for your group’s guided walking tour:

Habitat Guided Tour

Habitats are where animals live, and every animal has specific needs based off of where they live! In this tour we will explore the different habitats and biomes animals come from, and how we replicate those spaces here at the zoo!

Enrichment Guided Tour

Do you like getting new things? Well, so do our animals! We give our animals enrichment – a zoo word that means anything novel, unique or exciting for an animal to interact with! So join us on this tour to see some examples of what enrichment looks like at the zoo and how we keep our animals mentally stimulated, active and healthy!

Wild Careers Guided Tour

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at the zoo? Well here is your chance to learn all about it! We will take a dive into the wild careers of working with and helping conserve animals!

Walking Tour Details:

  • Cost: $50 per group (max 20 people – adults and children)
  • Ages: 4 and up (recommended for 8 and up)

For questions, please email us at or call 608-283-1610.