Starry Safari


This 2.5-hour evening program will satisfy your night owls by combining a close encounter animal presentation with an evening wild walk through the Zoo. We will end the night with s’mores by the campfire! Please let us know about any dietary restrictions during the booking process. Working on badges/patches with your scout group? Let us know and we will do our best to modify the program to fit your learning goals!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Only on Fridays with flexible time slots 5 pm - 6:30 pm

$600 per program
Maximum group size: 35 individuals
Must have 1 chaperone for every 10 participants.

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!

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, Life Sciences, Animals


35 students, Min 1 chap.


150 min.


Scout Programs


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

Price Options

$600.00 per Group for Non School Group