Join our educators and explore the zoo like never before. Each guided tour lasts for one hour and is aligned with curriculum standards. Tours can also be adjusted to best fit your learning objectives.
Please choose one of these themes: https://virginiazoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Explore-Tours-2023-2024.pdf
Cost: $12 per person | Minimum: $180
Maximum Group Size: 15 students + 2 chaperones
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!
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
Invoice is sent out through PayPay but can be paid over the phone.
For all reservation requests, there must be a 10-day notice of the date requested.
Science, Biology, Ecosystems, Animals, Adaptation
15 students, Max 2 chap., Min 1 chap.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, Preschool
$12.00 per Person for School Group