Virtual Guided Tours!


If you are a school, hospital, senior facility, library, or community center – our education team would love to schedule a virtual visit with you!

Our virtual ZOOmfari Guided Tour is a fun, engaging zoo tour led by one of our passionate Zoo Educators through a variety of popular areas in the Zoo! You will learn about wildlife ecology, our animals here at the Zoo and learn ways to take action to protect them.

Below is what a ZOOmfari Guided Tour looks like!

  • Platform: ZOOM
  • Host: HZS Education, Co-host: Teacher
  • 45 min – 1 hour
  • $60 per program
  • 25 maximum participants per session
  • Free for HDOE Title I (Donations welcome!)
    • (limitations: 2 free presentations per instructional school year; August – May)

Tour options

Africa is vast, and this journey takes guests through the Mauka side of the Honolulu Zoo’s African Savanna. Traverse from the shaded woodlands to the mazelike formations of the Kopje rocks, marveling at the amazing assortment of birds and mammals that await!

Animals covered: African Wild Dogs, Black Rhinoceros, Hooded Vulture, Red-crested Turaco, Chimpanzee, Southern Ground-hornbill, Marabou Stork, Meerkats, Fennec Fox, Hamadrayas Baboon, Lion, African Crested Porcupine

The safari continues through the Makai side of  the African Savanna, with iconic inhabitants of Africa’s grasslands and up-close looks at the inhabitants of the continent’s waterways.

Animals covered: Cheetahs, Zebra, Giraffe, Bongo Antelope, Crowned-cranes, Great Pelican, Sacred Ibis, Flamingo, Aardvark, Warthog, Hippo, Penguins

Our unique island zoo is abundant with unique island species! Explore the Honolulu Zoo’s rich history caring for these creatures – from Hawai`i’s native species, to exotic animals that can be found throughout the Pacific Rim. .

Animals covered: Galapagos Tortoise, Sloth, Golden Lion Tamarin, Flamingos, Nene, Pueo, Manu o Ku, Pulelehua, Amastra Snail, Birds of Paradise, Wrinkle Hornbill, Komodo Dragon, Sumatran Tiger

Ectotherms…cold-blooded creatures.  Hawai`i’s climate is uniquely suited to help these animals thrive, and at the Ectotherm Complex, you can encounter these animals that are almost alien to us, from miniscule invertebrates, to titanic reptiles!

Animals covered: Komodo dragon, Galapagos tortoise, elongated & south American red-footed tortoise, gharial, Japanese giant salamander, Kamehameha butterfly, Hawaiian ground snails, crocodile monitor lizards, poison dart frog, white’s tree frog, tegu lizard, burmese python, ball python, elongated & pancake tortoise hatchlings, matamata turtle

From cows to crabs, meet the residents of our Keiki Zoo to discover their relationships with humans and get a glimpse of what it takes for keepers to keep these creatures healthy and happy.

Animals covered: coconut crab, koi fish, matamata turtle, radiated tortoises, royal palm turkey, silkie chickens, zebu cattle, Holstein dairy cow, miniature horse, Kona knightingale donkey, African dwarf goats, African four-toed hedgehog.


For an optimal experience, the program has been developed for group sizes of up to 25 participants. For a group of up to 25 participants, the program rate is $60. For large group requests, please email

25 participants per program is translated as 25 individuals; if there are two or more participants in the login, these are considered additional participants.

Each program runs 45 – 60 minutes depending on questions from the participants.

Our programs include pre-recorded video content while a Zoo Educator presents to the group live – the live educator guides the group through the pre-recorded Zoo exhibits, asks engaging questions along the way, pauses for question breaks, and shares biofacts.

Title One schools may receive up to two free programs per instructional school year (August – May). After the third program has been scheduled, there is a discount applied on each program scheduled thereafter.

We do not offer combined tours, however, you are more than welcome to book multiple programs for different times/dates! If you have a special request to develop a tour for your group we offer a custom presentation for $300!

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The Zoo is closed today due to flooding.