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September 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am EDT

Join us as we explore the Lafayette River on our Nature & Eco Tour, benefitting the Virginia Zoo’s Act for Wildlife Fund. On this tour we discuss the river’s ecosystems, marine wildlife, issues facing the river, explore restoration efforts currently underway and how we can help. If you’re lucky, we may see a pod of dolphins chasing fish or catch a bald eagle flying high above. This tour runs for 90 minutes and will cover approximately 3-3.5 miles of kayaking at a leisurely pace. All experience levels are welcome; however, please be prepared to paddle the majority of the time on the water.

All tours benefit the Virginia Zoo’s Act for Wildlife Fund, which supports conservation activities locally and worldwide. From improving wetlands and shoreline oyster beds on Zoo grounds to funding the scientific study and protection of tigers, hornbills, red pandas and more, the Zoo is committed to ensuring that all wildlife survives for future generations. 


Participants 13 and under are required to be in a tandem kayak with a parent or guardian. Participants must also be at least 40 inches tall. Tours are limited to just eight people and based on a first-come, first-serve basis.