Temporary Zoo Closing March 25 thru April 23

The Virginia Govenor has ordered all non-essential businesses closed beginning March 25, 2020.  After that we will be closed until the governor orders change (as of now possible opening date is April 23, 2020). The zoo owners(Mark & Christine) live on the zoo grounds to always provide 24/7 care to the animals. The animals will be receiving the same amazing care they receive every single day!


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Luray Zoo, A Rescue Zoo
1087 US Highway 211 West
Luray, VA 22835




Discovery Tour

The Discovery Tour is an after-hours guided tour with one of the zoo owners Christine or Mark Kilby. While on the tour you will learn all about the animals that reside at the zoo. You will also get up close and personal with some of the animal ambassadors here at Luray Zoo. Some interactions will be hands on with petting and cuddling. While other interactions will involve feeding. It is a fun and educational experience for all ages! The tour will run 1.5 hrs. – 2 hrs depending on how many people are signed up for the tour.

Discovery Tour Admission Fee

Prices Subject to change without notice. Zoo accepts Cash and All Major Credit Cards.

$25 per Adult (ages 13+)
$15 per Child (ages 3-12)
Discounted Rate for Zoo Members.

How To Book Your Discovery Tour

  • Discovery Tours are by reservation only. Tours are held after the zoo has closed. Tour times available to book is 5 pm (March thru October) and 4 pm (November thru February)

  • To book a Discovery Tour please call the zoo at (540)-743-4113.

  • Before calling please have the following ready:

    *The date you are requesting and an alternative in the event your first choice is unavailable. 

    *Total number of adults (ages 13+) and children (ages 0-12), this is to guarantee  everyone has a spot on the tour. If you end up wanting to add someone after booking you MUST call first to make sure there is enough space.

  • Please do not arrive before your scheduled tour time as we can not start until the the scheduled time. If you arrive early you will be asked to wait in the gift shop area until the scheduled tour time. If you are wanting to purchase items in the gift shop you can do so before the tour starts or afterwards. 

  • Don't forget your camera!