Keeper for a Day

Be a Keeper for a Day and let our zookeepers share their passion for animals with you. Feel your own love for animals grow along with your understanding of the human/animal connection. Spend a day participating in the care and feeding of some of the world's most exotic animals. Share in the rewarding sense that comes from knowing you've reached across the barriers between species through the common language of love that unite us all.

Things to know before you go:

  • 6.5 hour tour
  • Feed giraffes & antelopes
  • Care for birds on the Serengeti Plain®
  • Hands-on experience working alongside professional zookeepers
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Park admission included
  • Complimentary lunch is provided at one of our restaurants.

Reservations must be made 14 days in advance. Please call 1-888-800-5447 for more details or to reserve. Reservations can also be made prior to your visit at the Up-Close Adventure Center located in Busch Gardens.

6.5 hours, $250

Reservations must be made 14 days in advance. Please call 1-888-800-5447 for more details or to reserve. Reservations can also be made prior to your visit at the Up-Close Adventure Center located in Busch Gardens® Tampa.

Program is subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. 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 an adult. Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs, follow instructions and lift 15 lbs. Animal interactions and program components may vary. Park admission IS included.

Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.

Advanced reservations must be made 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 please call the Contact Center at 1-888-800-5447.

All tours are subject to availability. Maximum of 2 guests per day. All tour components and pricing are subject to change. Due to the walking nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time.