Self-Guided Field Trip


Go at your own pace! Schedule an unguided walk through the Zoo.

Minimum 10 students to receive field trip discount.

Cost: $9.95/participant plus $1.05. Title I Schools can receive a $5 discount on tickets.

Includes: All-day admission to the Zoo for all participants; 1 free adult chaperone for every 10 students.

Additional chaperones/teachers must pay $11 through the school/group. If the school/group requires a separate invoice for the chaperones, please notify the Program Reservations Specialist. Additional chaperones/teachers will not be able to get the $11 school/group ticket online or at the ticket booth.

To receive the Title 1 discount, the school must be a certified Title 1 school. Only Title 1 schools receive this discount. No exceptions.

By submitting a program request, you agree to the Program Policies and Virginia Zoo Policies.

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.





200 students


60 min.


Field Trip


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

Price Options

$11.00 per Person for School Group

$6.00 per Person for Title I School