Upgrade your day with Tours and Animal Interactions Backstage Pass Lights! Cameras! Animals! Who doesn’t love “star” treatment? Here’s your chance to meet many of our engaging and exotic animal stars the way you’ve always wanted to: up close and personal! Inside Look Tour Discover how the Zoo works to accomplish its goals of wildlife conservation and education. During this two-hour entertaining and educational tour, get a special peek behind the scenes and learn how we take care of our animals. Discovery Tour Let a personal guide introduce you to the incredible animals and plants living at the San Diego Zoo during a Discovery Tour. Sit back in the comfort of our expedition shuttle cart for an enhanced version of our popular guided bus tour. Horticulture Tour See a different side of the San Diego Zoo—its green side! Along with having one of the finest animal collections in the world, the San Diego Zoo is also a world-class botanical garden.