Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Foundation
B. Barnard Birger Hall
30 North Circle Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1082
Please choose only ONE tour, as they will run concurrently.
Gather your family members or friends and head to the Children's Zoo for a fun and informative behind-the-scenes tour. Guests are invited to meet, touch and take photos of some of our contact animals "up close and personal." Explore the back rooms and kitchen area. Hear interesting stories about the Children's Zoo residents, and learn educational conservation messages about them. Maximum of 6 guests on this tour. Maximum of 10 guests on this tour. Cost is $55 per person and includes Children's Zoo admission. Must be 1 year old or above.
Meet a group of small primates from Madagascar, our ring-tailed and black lemurs. Learn about their unique behaviors and detailed family histories! Watch the lemurs interact with each other and feed them healthy treats with a zookeeper. Maximum of 10 guests on this tour. Cost is $50 per person. Must be 8 years old or above.
This behind-the-scenes tour of the Herpetarium includes a look at safety protocols, snake anti-venin, keeper tools and the difference between snakes and lizards. You will get the chance to touch a legless lizard and a ball python! Maximum of 10 guests on this tour. Cost is $35 per person. Must be 5 years of age or older.