Courtship Tails

February 16 & 17, 2019

Have you ever wondered how a red panda chooses its mate or how a penguin shows love to its other half? Come to Courtship Tails at the Binghamton Zoo to learn about these and other unique mating rituals of animals at our zoo and around the world!

Courtship Tails is a humorous adults-only Valentine’s Day event held at the Binghamton Zoo that highlights animal facts and rituals that relate to courtship and mating. Couples will be escorted by a tour guide throughout the zoo in a heated van, all while talking about courtship displays and amusing animal mating facts. Stops at Wolf Woods and African Waters will allow guests to enjoy coffee, desserts, and a wine tasting. Each tour group will go on a special behind the scenes stop inside our snow leopard holding area!

Tours will be held on February 16 and 17, at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. Each tour lasts approximately an hour and a half and includes the guided tour, behind the scenes of snow leopard indoor holding, dessert foods, hot drinks, a photo to take home, and Valentine’s Day to remember!

Tours are limited to four couples, and reservations are required for Courtship Tails. Tickets are $115.00 for non-member couples and $100.00 for member couples. Guests must be 21 years or older. Limited walking will be required, and we encourage you to dress warm.

Courtship Tails features information that ranges from warm and fuzzy to informative and risque! Please call the Binghamton Zoo at (607) 724-5461 ext. 235 with any questions or to reserve your spot today. You may also use the online form below to register for the event.

2019 Tour Highlights

  • Behind the scenes of snow leopard inside holding area
  • Wine tasting
  • Education animal meet & greet
  • Hot drinks & desserts at red wolf exhibit

Event Registration

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