See the Giraffe at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Keeper for a Day Tour


Work with the animals just like the pros do during Busch Gardens’ most hands-on tour

Keeper for a Day is an exclusive experience that allows guests to work alongside our animal care team and see what it’s like to care for exotic species. The tour begins in the morning where you’ll feed giraffes and antelopes. Then, you’ll spend the afternoon with several other species learning about their diets, behavioral patterns and counterparts in the wild.


Advance reservations are required and can be booked online or by phone at 813-884-4FUN(4386). The Busch Gardens tours team will follow up with check-in information closer to the date of your tour.  


*Participants must be 13 or older and accompanied by a paying Adult 18 years or older. 

  • Keeper For A Day Tour

    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tour Keeper for a day

    Live your dream of caring for some of the world’s most exotic animals including giraffes, antelopes, birds and more*.

    • bullet Half-day (5 hour) walking tour
    • bullet Get up-close to giraffes, antelopes, and other animals
    • bullet Must be ages 13 & up to participate
    Work side-by-side in the morning with the mammal experts where you'll feed giraffes and antelopes then continue your day with some other animal friends and their keepers to understand what it’s like to care for these amazing creatures. 

    Get an intimate look at feeding and behavior patterns and work with the animals just like the pros do. There’s nothing like coming face-to-face with these beautiful animals—so reserve your space now to become a Keeper for a Day.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Complimentary lunch is provided at one of our restaurants.
    • Must be at least 13 years of age and 52 inches tall to participate. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Pass Members save up to 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Keeper for a Day Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs, follow instructions and lift 15 lbs. This experience requires the ability to climb in and out of vehicles and walking on unpaved and uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you make your reservation. We will make accommodations as possible to enable you to enjoy your experience as Keeper for a Day.

    Park admission is included with this tour. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 48 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.  

    Go behind-the-scenes with our keepers
    Guest (ages 13+) $249.99 /ea.