Winter Program | Auditorium Program ~ Zoo Edventure


Maximum capacity is 95 per program (participants and chaperones combined).
Bring the whole school together for an auditorium program! Each presentation includes at least 4 animal ambassadors and can be booked for up to 95 people.

Bring your whole group together to meet some of our animal ambassadors! During this 45-minute program, students will meet 4 animals and discover how their unique adaptations help them survive in their habitats.

You will receive digital learning resources for you and your students.

Onsite: 10 am, 11 am, or 12 pm

One FREE adult chaperone for every 10 students.
The minimum fee is $350.
Maximum capacity is 95 per program (participants and chaperones combined).
School-discounted tickets will not be offered through general admission.
Payment is due the day of the visit during the school check-in.

VA Science SOLs: K.7a; 1.5a,b; 2.5b; 3.4a,b; 4.2b; 4.3c; LS.6d; LS.7b; BIO.7c
NC Essential Standards (Science): K.L.1.2, 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.2.2, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.4, 5.L.2, 8.L.3, Bio.2.1.2

*Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks before the date of your visit.
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 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


95 students, Min 1 chap.


45 min.


Field Trip


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

Price Options

$12.00 per Person for School Group

$6.00 per Person for Title I School