Homeschool Group | Self-Guided Field Trip


Compulsory age students | $11 per student

Homeschool Day Events will be on March 6th

Maximum group size | 10 students

Adults will need to pay the listed General Admission price.

Proof of Notice of Intent or Bona Fide exemption is required to receive this discount. Please email a copy for verification once confirmed.

Tickets are only available during the weekdays.

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 without 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


10 students


180 min.


Field Trip


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Price Options

$11.00 per Person for School Group