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Meet the lions or feed the giraffe! These once in-a-lifetime Zoo tours are now available. Only the Virginia Zoo offers you up-close animal tours filled with memorable experiences and fascinating information.

Each tour will offer you and your family or friends, the breathtaking experience of seeing the world's most dramatic wildlife up-close. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

All tours include park admission.

Giraffe Feeding Package

  • Family (5 guests): $250
  • Friends (2 guests): $150
  • Zoo Members: Family—$200, Friends—$125

Additional adults: $60/each, additional children: $40/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Lion Package

  • Family (5 guests): $250
  • Friends (2 guests): $150
  • Zoo Members: Family—$200, Friends—$125

Additional adults: $60/each, additional children: $40/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Tapir Package

  • Family (5 guests): $250
  • Friends (2 guests): $150
  • Zoo Members: Family—$200, Friends—$125

Additional adults: $60/each, additional children: $40/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Aldabra Tortoise Package

  • Family (5 guests): $250
  • Friends (2 guests): $150
  • Zoo Members: Family—$200, Friends—$125

Additional adults: $60/each, additional children: $40/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Kangaroo Package

  • Family (5 guests): $200
  • Friends (2 guests): $100
  • Zoo Members: Family—$150, Friends—$75

Additional adults: $50/each, additional children: $30/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Red River Hog Package

  • Family (5 guests): $200
  • Friends (2 guests): $100
  • Zoo Members: Family—$150, Friends—$75

Additional adults: $50/each, additional children: $30/each. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Arrange a Tour

Two week advance reservations are required -- remember to confirm your reservation prior to your tour day!  Call (757) 441-2374, ext. 242 to schedule your tour or visit the Membership Desk at the Zoo.  Pre-payment is required and must be received two weeks prior to your tour.

Wear your comfy shoes as you will be walking with the zookeepers (closed-toe shoes are required -- no open-toed shoes, including sandals, will be permitted in animal care areas). All areas are handicapped accessible and motorized transportation can be arranged if necessary.

Behind-the-scenes tours are non-refundable; however, if it becomes necessary to reschedule your tour for another date, you may do so by calling 48 hours before the tour without incurring any additional charges. The Virginia Zoo reserves the right to cancel any tour. The Zoo will contact you to reschedule your tour.

 





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