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No more monkeying around! While learning the ins and outs of animal training and research, “campers” will get an inside look at how the Virginia Zoo contributes to conservation projects around the world. Learn the basics of animal training techniques from our zoo keepers and explore how zoos and aquariums support animals in the wild.

Adult Safari Camps run from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm daily.  Check in starts at 9:15 am. Fee includes a Safari Camp t-shirt, Zoo admission, and light refreshments. The program includes a 30-minute lunch break. Participants may bring their own lunches or purchase food at our African Village Café or Beastro. All participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle. Closed-toe shoes are required for entering behind the scenes areas.

Adult Safari Camps are active programs. Daily activities incorporate walking through Zoo trails and standing for extended periods of time. Some activities may include bending or lifting. If you have concerns about whether Adult Safari Camp is a good fit for you, contact the Safari Camp Coordinator.

Saturday, August 17