VIAP Tours

VIAP Tours

One of Our Most Popular Adventures!

Guests on our “Very Important Animal Person” Tour enjoy an adventure, approx. 3 hrs. long, while getting to know our animals in a personal and hands-on environment. The VIAP includes everything in our pachyderm package and so much more! Close encounters and full contact with two more of our “Wild Things.” A catered deli style lunch with the keepers is also provided.

VIAP guests take a look behind the scenes as a private group, not with the general public. These tours are on a first come, first serve basis and made by reservation only. Animals showcased on this tour vary depending on season, weather, trainers, and guests. A fun, safe, educational experience and photo/video opportunity of a lifetime. 

We are open 7 days a week – including most holidays except: We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Admission

$575.00 for one or two people
$240.00 for each additional guest

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$50.00 discount off of the total tour cost for our Bed and Breakfast guests.

Hours

Daily
Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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Admission

Daily 
$35 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $110

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While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.

Contact Info

400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: 831-455-1901