ADA Self-Guided Field Trip


Go at your own pace! Schedule an unguided walk through the Zoo.

The Virginia Zoo provides all ADA individuals with FREE admission. Each individual gets one FREE adult chaperone. This perk is only for Self-Guided Field Trips.
This discount is for any groups that have SPED, IEP, or any individual with a disability.
We do not ask for proof of disability.

Minimum Group Size: 5 ADA Individuals
Please spread the word that ADA individuals can receive free admission to the Virginia Zoo through daily admission.
*educational programs and special events are not included.

Offered At

Virginia Zoo

Our school and group programs are great for any group – not just schools! Scouts, homeschool groups, libraries, senior centers, and more can all enjoy these exciting offerings. These programs give participants a memorable, fun, and highly educational way to learn about animals and conservation.

All programs are age-appropriate and complement the Virginia Standards of Learning along with curriculum requirements in North Carolina and for private schools. Scouts can also complete certain badge requirements; ask us for more information!

Behind the Scenes Tours

We share our reservation portal with our school programs. Guests that are reserving a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, don't be alarmed when the site asks for teachers' information and school information.

  • Teacher = Main Tour Contact
  • Organization Address = Home Address

The invoice is sent to the email listed on the request form. Payment can be made through the link in the email or over the phone.
Payment needs to be done ASAP once you receive your invoice.

For all reservation requests, there must be a 10-day notice of the date requested.



Science, Ecosystems, Animals


200 students, Min 1 chap.


120 min.


Field Trip


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, Postsecondary, Preschool

Price Options

$0.00 per Person for Self Contained Special Education Class

$0.00 per Person for Free