Guided School Tours at the Zoo

Bring your students to the Zoo for a guided tour. Information emphasized on the tour can be varied to fit their age group and curriculum requirements, so let us know about your featured topics in advance.

Your class will be accompanied by a Zoo Educator or experienced docent who is knowledgeable about the animals on exhibit and the species they represent.

The guide will accompany you for a one hour tour and ensure that you have the directions and information needed to make your entire visit an enjoyable success.

Select From These Themes:

  • Adaptations
  • Animal Groups
  • Habitats
  • Exhibit Design
  • Introduction to the Zoo
  • Animal Behavior (extended observation)

School tours can be arranged for most days (excluding major holidays) but are most commonly conducted Monday through Friday.

School tours begin at 10:00 am and can be scheduled to start up until 3:00 pm

Guided Tour Registration Form. Pre-registration through the Education Department is required.  For information e-mail us at or call (757) 441-2374, ext. 229. Cost is $150 per guided tour with 15 students and 2 adults per tour.

Please contact us for pricing. Tour size is limited. The fee for guided tours includes admission into the Zoo.