Offsite Zoo Lab


Students will strengthen their understanding of animals and conservation through our STEM lab programs. Students will collect, record, and interpret data in these hands-on programs. Programs are 45 minutes long and are offered at the zoo and in your school. Please note that Zoo Labs do not include an animal encounter.

Please choose a theme:

Set Fee: $180

Travel Fee (round-trip):
Free within Norfolk
Up to 15 miles - $25
16-30 miles - $30
31-45 miles - $35
45-60 miles - $45

To know the standards of learning for each theme, please email

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!

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, Life Sciences, Animals


30 students, Max 3 chap., Min 1 chap.


45 min.


School Based Program


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price Options

$180.00 per Group for School Group