Bison Behind-the-Scenes Tour


On this tour, guests will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to get a closer look at our bison, Lily! Learn more about these amazing animals, their conservation status, and what it takes to care for them from Zoo Keepers. This tour is a great way to meet and honor our National Mammal!

• Family of 4: $250 non-members, $200 members
• Friends of 2: $150 non-members, $100 members
• Additional adult: $50
• Additional child: $30

Max persons allowed on tour: 10 guests

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!





10 students, 1 chaperone per 0 students


30 min.


Family Programs


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

Price Options

$200.00 per Group for Non School Group

$250.00 per Group for Non School Group

$100.00 per Group for Non School Group

$150.00 per Group for Non School Group