Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for our 700+ animals? What happens when a tiger has a toothache, or an iguana needs an x-ray? Dive into the Virginia Zoo's Animal Wellness Campus with an experienced guide and explore the inner workings of the laboratory, pharmacy, surgery room, treatment room, and quarantine suites.
The tour offers a unique opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian and explore how the Zoo cares for a variety of animals – from teeny tarantulas to giant giraffes.
Learn what it takes to be a Zoo Vet and how the Zoo cares for its more than 700 animals. Learn about animal medicine and tour the facility to see areas that may include:*
The Lab and Pharmacy
Surgery and Treatment Room
Animal Quarantine Area
The Diet Kitchen
This exclusive tour is limited to 10 explorers, so reserve your spot today!
Minimum Age for participants is 10. All tours include park admission. Space is limited. Closed-toe shoes are required — no open-toed shoes, including sandals, will be permitted in animal areas.
Closed-toe shoes are required; no open-toed shoes (including sandals) are permitted in animal care areas.
All areas are handicapped accessible. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Please visit our website for information on Private Zoo Tours.
Cost: Members: $30 per person
Non-members: $50 per person (this includes admission)