Explore Tours

October 14, 2020

Date/Time
October 14, 2020 - November 28, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo


Enhance your Zoo visit with an exclusive walking tour led by a knowledgeable and engaging Zoo educator. Learn more about wildlife conservation or the science of the zoo on a 90-minute walking tour, and get a glimpse behind the scenes at some of your favorite areas of the Zoo.

Two exciting themes are available: Conservation Story and Science of the Zoo. Tours are led at select days and times.

ACTIVITIES

 

CONSERVATION STORY – ASIA

Conservation is critical to our mission here at the Virginia Zoo, in our own backyards, and around the world. On this tour, learn more about the challenges facing wildlife and how everyone can do their part to help.

  • Tours start at 9am and meet outside the gates. Tours can take up to 8 people. There is no age restriction; under 2 are free. All tours include park admission. Space is limited.  Closed-toe shoes are required as are face masks for all those over 2 years of age.
    • 9am Conservation Story tours typically take place on the Asia Trail of the Tiger. However, some areas may be closed or the tour route may be changed due to sensitive animal restrictions.

Members: $10 per person
Non-members: $20 per person (this includes admission)

Dates:
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Wednesday, November 11
  • Sunday, November 22

 

CONSERVATION STORY – WORLD OF REPTILES

Conservation is critical to our mission here at the Virginia Zoo, in our own backyards, and around the world. On this tour, learn more about the challenges facing wildlife and how everyone can do their part to help.

  • Tours start at 2pm and meet inside at the kugel ball in the Plaza. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. There is no age restriction; under 2 are free. All tours include park admission. You may enter the park at any time prior to your tour on the scheduled date. Space is limited (8 maximum).  Closed-toe shoes are required as are face masks for all those over 2 years of age.
    • 2pm Conservation Story tours typically take place in the World of Reptiles buildings. However, some areas may be closed or the tour route may be changed due to sensitive animal restrictions.
Members: $10 per person
Non-members: $20 per person (this includes admission)
Dates:
  • Saturday, October 17
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Saturday, November 14
  • Wednesday, November 25

 

SCIENCE OF THE ZOO – ASIA

 

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Zoo, or how zoos became such important places for wildlife conservation? On this tour, learn more about the history of the Virginia Zoo and how science helps us provide the best care for our animals.

  • Tours start at 9am and meet outside the gates. Tours can take up to 8 people. There is no age restriction; under 2 are free. All tours include park admission. Space is limited.  Closed-toe shoes are required as are face masks for everyone over 2 years of age.
    • 9am Science of the Zoo Explore tours typically take place on the Asia Trail of the Tiger. However, some areas may be closed or the tour route may be changed due to sensitive animal restrictions.
Members: $10 per person
Non-members: $20 per person (this includes admission)
Dates:
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Sunday, November 8
  • Wednesday, November 25

 

SCIENCE OF THE ZOO – WORLD OF REPTILES

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Zoo, or how zoos became such important places for wildlife conservation? On this tour, learn more about the history of the Virginia Zoo and how science helps us provide the best care for our animals.

  • Tours start at 2pm and meet inside the Zoo at the kugel ball (globe) in the Plaza. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. There is no age restriction; under 2 are free. All tours include park admission. You may enter the park at any time prior to your tour on the scheduled date. Space is limited (8 maximum).  Closed-toe shoes are required.
    • 2pm Science of the Zoo tours typically take place in the World of Reptiles building. However, some areas may be closed or the tour route may be changed due to sensitive animal restrictions.

Members: $10 per person
Non-members: $20 per person (this includes admission)

Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Saturday, October 31
  • Wednesday, November 11
  • Saturday, November 28