VIP Zoo Tour

Enjoy a VIP tour of our zoo!

Enjoy a two-hour tram tour amongst lushly landscaped pathways with your own personal tour guide! As a VIP, your guide will give you the inside scoop on our incredible animals .



Go behind-the-scenes with educators and zookeepers and meet the animals up close!



Enjoy an unforgettable private two-hour guided tour through the Hemker Park & Zoo grounds.



Information on field trips and Hemker Park & Zoo’s year-round in-school educational initiative.


Zoo to You

A unique way to learn about and experience zoo animals at your school, organization or home.

Each special tour includes Zoo admission for every paying guest.  The maximum number of participants on the VIP Zoo tours is 12 guests. Tours are dependent on availability.

VIP Zoo Tour Includes:

  • Admission into the zoo for the day
  • Guided zoo tour on our Tram
  • Giraffe Feeding Experience
  • Rhino Feeding Experience
  • Meet & Greet with an animal ambassador
  • A seed stick to feed the budgies at the end of the two-hour tour!

Restrictions: Minimum of four guests are required. Maximum of 12 guests on the VIP Tour. One paying participant must be at least 18 years old in each group. Groups will be combined if they do not have the maximum of 12 guests in their group. 

Cancellation Policy:

All tours cancelled 7 or more days in advance of the scheduled date will receive a partial refund equal to 80% of the original tour cost.

All tours cancelled less than 7 days in advance of the scheduled date will not receive a refund. Tours can be rescheduled to an available date for an additional $35.00 fee.

Be advised that late arrivals are not able to be accommodated due to previously scheduled feedings and procedures. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your tour you will have to discuss rescheduling options with your tour guide.

A Legacy of Love

Founded by Mark & Joan Hemker, the zoo has become a labor of love to honor Mark’s legacy since his passing 2006.