Luray Zoo, A Rescue Zoo

The Luray Zoo * 1087 Us Highway 211 West * Luray, Virginia 22835 * (540) 743-4113

Christine Kilby

Christine Kilby

Owner Of Luray Zoo

Saturday, 12 September 2015 10:37

Two New Zoo Family Members

porcupinesLuray Zoo welcomes two new zoo family members! Two cute prickley little african crested porcupines. They are only a few weeks old and are doing great! They will not be on display until they are older. We will be setting up some meet and greet times so zoo patrons can visit them. The first meet and greet will be 9/13/15 at 2pm. We do need some help naming the little ones so think of some names.  Use the form below to help us name these new zoo members (One is a boy and one is a girl)

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Name The African Crested Porcupines
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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 20:38

Dates Zoo Is Closed In September/October 2015

Luray Zoo will be closed September 28, 2015 through October 1, 2015. We will resume normal business hours on Friday October 2, 2015. 

Friday, 24 July 2015 21:50

Young At Heart Day

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On August 21, 2015 Feel like a kid again when visiting the Luray Zoo. From 10:00 a.m. - 5 pm August 21, 2015 all guests will be charged the children’s admission price of only $5.00!

               (No coupons or other discounts can be used on Young At Heart Days)

Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Discovery Tours Availability


There are no more slots open for Discovery Tours on May 24, 2014 and May 25, 2014. We still have a few openings for May 26, 2014.

Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00

Young At Heart Day

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On April 18,2014 Feel like a kid again when visiting the Luray Zoo. From 10:00 a.m. - 5 pm all guests will be charged the children’s admission price of only $5.00!

               (No coupons or other discounts can be used on Young At Heart Days)

Young At Heart Days for 2014 Season

May 16, 2014

June 20, 2014

July 18, 2014

August 15, 2014

September 19, 2014

October 17, 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00

Please Excuse The Mess

construction zonePlease excuse the mess, construction going on at the Zoo! 


Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

Keeper Talk


Every Saturday until May 17, 2014  at 2pm we will be having Keeper Talk at one of the animal exhibits! For more info on educational shows and zoo activities click here!

Friday, 20 December 2013 15:35

Christmas Cheer

Luray Zoo Owners Christine and Mark Kilby have finished loading the zoomobile van with toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program. The Zoo is donating over $3000.00 in gifts, Christine will be delivering the gifts on Monday December 23, 2013.

We hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year! 

Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:47

Happy Holidays


In celebration of the Holiday Season, regular Zoo admission will be half off on Saturday December 21, 2013! 

Happy Holidays From All The Animals Of Luray Zoo!


Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

Discovery Tours


Luray Zoo Discovery Tour

Discovery tours are available by reservation ONLY.

The Discovery Tour is a guided tour with one of the Zoo Owners: Christine or Mark Kilby. You will learn all about the animals that call Luray Zoo home! The Discovery Tour gives you a chance to get up close and personal with special hands on interactions and feeding interactions with the animals of Luray Zoo! It’s a fun and educational experience that all age ranges will enjoy.

 Animals for the hands on and feeding interactions are picked the day of the tour depending on the group size and age range of all those participating in the discovery tour as well as weather. Discovery Tours are available by reservation only. Space is limited on Discovery Tours so book your tour today! There will be other people on the discovery tour so when you request your tour date make sure you include everyone that is attending to guarantee space for everyone!

 You will receive an email by end of day after you submit your request for a Discovery Tour either confirming your tour date and time or informing you if the date and time requested is unavailable. In the event the day you request has no availability you will be asked if any other days work for you. Tours are not book until you receive and email confirmation and you have paid for your tour. A link will be sent to you to pay for your tour once we confirm that the date and time you requested is availableDiscovery Tours are non-refundable. Luray Zoo will only issue a refund in the event of bad weather as no one can control Mother Nature! Make sure to bring a copy of your receipt when you arrive at the zoo at your designated tour time. Discovery Tours do not include regular admission to the zoo, there is NO need to arrive and tour before your schedule time as you will be taken through the whole zoo and also be given time at the end to walk about on your own as well as to shop in the gift shop. In the event of bad weather tours will be held unless you cancel. Discovery Tour request must be done at least a day in advance. Emailing a request on the day of may result in not being able to accommodate your Discovery Tour Request.

                                                 Discovery Tour Request Form

Discovery Tour Admission Rates


 Non Season Pass Holders

*Prices Subject To Change Without Notice

 Season Pass Holders 

*Prices Subject To Change Without Notice

 $25.00 per adult (ages 13+)  $20.00 per adult (ages 13+)
 $15.00 Per Child (ages 3-12)  $10.00 per child (ages 3-12)


Please be aware that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to tour Luray Zoo. Luray Zoo does not allow smoking on the zoo grounds.For the health and safety of our zoo's animals and guest,  no pets are allowed on zoo grounds.


Discovery Tour Times 

 March Through September October   November Through February  








No availability the whole week of September 27, 2015 through October 4, 2015.



NOVEMBER 8 2015! 

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (December 24, 25) we can only accommodate 3 pm tours as we would like to be able to have our family holiday celebrations. 

Limited space for Discovery Tours, book your Reservation Today!

Discovery Tour Request Form

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Sat Oct 10 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Zoo Open
Sun Oct 11 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Zoo Open
Mon Oct 12 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
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Sat Oct 17 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
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