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Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Join us for our adults-only Safari Camp programs at the Virginia Zoo! Meet animal ambassadors, venture behind the scenes, and learn from our experts about conservation efforts at the Zoo and around the world. See camp listings for details on daily activities. We’ll see you at camp!
Adult Safari Camp is for participants aged 18+.
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 and Zoo admission following the program. 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.
Monkey Business: Animal Training and Conservation Research at the Zoo
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.
Guided hike through the Zoo
Behind the scenes experience
Meet and greet with program animal ambassadors
Interactive conservation presentations
Friday, July 10
Saturday, August 15
One day: $80/members and $100/non-members.
Both Sessions: $125/members & $180/non-members.