Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Animal Care Center Tour

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ANIMAL CARE CENTER

Get an inside look at Busch Gardens' state-of-the-art Animal Care Center and learn what it takes to care for thousands of animals.

This behind-the-scenes tour takes guests inside the treatment rooms, labs and surgical suites where expert veterinarians and zoological staff care Busch Gardens’ animals as well as hundreds of wildlife cases throughout the year.  

 

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

  • Animal Care Center Behind The Scenes Tour

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    Go behind the scenes of our innovative Animal Care Center and get hands on experience with what it takes to care for our 200 animal species including nutrition, veterinary treatment, and diagnostics. Must be 5 years or older to participate.

    ● 30 minute walking tour of Animal Care Center facility
    ● A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for the over 200 species of animals that call Busch Gardens home
    ● Learn how Busch Gardens plays a role in local wildlife rehabilitation

    Go behind the scenes of our innovative Animal Care Center and get hands on experience with what it takes to care for our 200 animal species including nutrition, veterinary treatment, and diagnostics. Animal Care Center Tours are public, Zoo hospital facility tour.

    Things to know before you go:
    • 30-minute walking tour of Animal Care Center facility
    • A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for the over 200 species of animals that call Busch Gardens home.
    • Learn how Busch Gardens plays a role in local wildlife rehabilitation
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Pass Members save 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Animal Care Center Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.  
    Behind-the-scenes
    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.