Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Animal Care Center Tour

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ANIMAL CARE CENTER

Be immersed into the world of our Emmy-nominated series, The Wildlife Docs.

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. Plus, you may get a chance to meet one of the vets featured on The Wildlife Docs®.

 

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.

  • Visit the Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Visit the Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Visit the Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Animal Care Center

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    Get the insider perspective of our state-of-the-art Animal Care Center and be immersed in the world of our Wildlife Docs.

    • 75 minute walking tour
    • Go behind-the-scenes at the Animal Care Center
    • Must be ages 8 & up to participate
    This unique behind-the-scenes tour will show you what happens when expertise is combined with passion. You will get the opportunity to see what our veterinary and zoological staff does every day including lifesaving treatments, comprehensive medical exams and life-enriching programs. Through this tour, you will get a better understanding of what it takes to take care of the animals that call Busch Gardens home.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Content may not be suitable for some participants. Guests on tour may witness live medical procedures.
    • Children must be ages 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Pass Members save 10% 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. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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 8+) $29.00 /ea.