Auditorium ~ World Traveler


Maximum capacity is 200 per program (Students and chaperones combined). All requests that go over 200 individuals will be declined.

Bring the whole school together for an auditorium program! Each presentation includes at least 3 animal ambassadors and can be booked for up to 200 people. These programs are offered at the zoo and in your school.

Join us on a global animal adventure! During this 30-minute program, your explorers will meet 3 of our animal ambassadors from different continents and diverse habitats. Your students will learn how animals adapt to their environments and how we can help their populations thrive.

You will receive digital learning resources for you and your students.

Onsite: 10 am, 11 am, or 12 pm

One FREE adult chaperone for every 10 students.
The minimum fee is $350.
The maximum capacity is 200 per program (participants and chaperones).
School-discounted tickets will not be offered through general admission.
Payment is due the day of the visit during the school check-in.

VA Science SOLs: K.7a; 1.5a,b; 2.5b

NC Essential Standards (Science): K.L.1.2, 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.2.2

*Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before the date of your visit.
Field Trips are non-refundable. Habitats, attractions, or entertainment may close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather, special events, or change in operating hours without notice and liability to the Virginia Zoo.

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, Biology, Ecosystems, Animals


200 students, Min 1 chap.


30 min.


Field Trip


1, 2, Preschool

Price Options

$12.00 per Person for School Group

$6.00 per Person for Title I School