Gills & Thrills

Get ready for a jaw-some experience! Pull on some waders and join our zookeepers, white-spotted bamboo sharks, and nurse sharks in the Stingray Bay pool! Learn what it takes to care for the sharks and rays while side by side with our zookeepers for a shark training session.

  • Length: 1 hour (15-30 minutes in pool) 
  • Maximum Capacity: 2 guests in pool (guests must be 8 years of age or older) 
  • Pricing:
    • Fresno County Residents: $91.95 per adult, $85.95 per child (between 8-12 years old) 
    • Outside Fresno County: $94.95 per adult, $88.95 per child (under 12 years old) 
  • Tickets are only required for the 2 guests entering the pool. Tour price includes Zoo admission.
  • Participants must wear Zoo-issued waders. 
  • Due to the nature of the program, our Gills & Thrills adventure is not ADA accessible. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please email
  • Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. All requests for rescheduling or cancellations must be received in writing by email to at least 72 hours in advance. All sales are final and programs are non-transferable.

For more information or to book a program for a date that is not available on our website, email or call 559-470-6880. Requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. 

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