Become a zoo VIP and join our expert keepers on an extra special tour of our reptile, bug and aquarium habitats where you’ll meet some of the world’s most endangered species.

Bring a friend, because this unique experience is for two! Lay scent trails for our Komodo dragons, bathe our Radiated tortoises, visit our chameleons in their Madagascan habitat and meet our bug and aquarium residents, together!

You’ll go behind the scenes to learn about some of our rarest off show species and our global conservation projects which help to protect them.

This exclusive experience will be a day to remember, and you’ll have a lasting effect on wildlife because all the money raised through our experiences goes to support our wide range of conservation work around the world.

Maximum of 2 people. Suitable for ages 12+ providing that at least one participant is over the age of 18.

If you have any questions about this experience please get in touch via our contact us page or call us on 01244 380280.

BOOK your Tropical Adventure today!
We can't wait to welcome you to the zoo.

Your experience

Will last approximately 3 hours.

Get up close and help our keepers look after our Komodo dragons, tortoises and lizards.

Meet the residents of our aquarium and bug habitats.

The opportunity to ask our keepers any questions you may have.

Exclusive gift and experience certificate.

Zoo admission.

Terms and conditions

Experience includes admission for the participants only.

The experience is available for adults and children aged 12 years old and over, providing that at least one participant is over the age of 18.

As this experience takes place behind the scenes it is not suitable for spectators to come along and watch you take part.

Regrettably, certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved – contact Chester Zoo before purchasing.

Many of our animal habitats are very warm, so please bring a bottle of water with you, which can be filled up at Adventure HQ before your experience starts.

Maximum of two people per experience (exclusive just for two guests)!

Available all year.

See our full terms and conditions here.
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