Vienna, VA

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 How do we get there? Number: 7037579453
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If you LOVE a zoo experience (like we do here at Family Days Out), then you will want to keep reading, because NOVA Wild is SO much more than the zoo experiences you might be used to!

NOVA Wild is a small and charming zoo in Vienna, Virginia, that offers a number of opportunities for those little ones to have close encounters and interactions with the animals.

As you drive your vehicle through the safari area, you can FEED a variety of animals that just come and go as they please in the free roaming safari.

Yes - a safari, so no enclosures or "cages" - you can just imagine yourselves on the vast plains of Africa, watching the animals in their element.

The safari path will guide you around the property, where you might just have a visitor or two at your window to say hi (or likely with a rumbling tummy!)

You'll pass by favorites such as the zebra, the American Bison, or the adorable bobcat. Have you ever wondered what a capybara was? Well, you can find out on safari!

Watch out for your fingers as the eager llamas some right up to the bus keen for those carrot sticks (and don't forget to save the longer carrot sticks for the giraffes!), and if you're lucky you might see some of the more shy animals come to say hello, such as the white-tailed deer.

Also at NOVA Wild is a fun Feed & Pet Barnyard area, where kids can enjoy feeding and petting sheep, rabbits, goats, llamas, pigs, and so many more barnyard favorites!

Animal feed is available for purchase at the gift shop and at the admission counter.

Stop by the Parakeet Adventure Aviary too, where kids can feed these beautiful, gentle birds as they land on your feed stick! Great fun!

So get ready for a WILD family day out in Virginia, where you don't have to go to the animals - they go to YOU!

Activity location


NOVA Wild is located in Fairfax county, in northern Virginia. We are conveniently located near Washington, DC at 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA.

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$15 (Ages 3 to 17)



$15 (Senior and Military)


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Strollers cannot load on the bus. They must be parked in the designated areas upon loading the bus.

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the zoo. You may enjoy your lunch in the zoos pavilions. Just make sure your food is for human consumption only!

Enjoy feeding and petting sheep, goats, rabbits, and many more barnyard favorites! Bottle feed baby goats! You can even feed some of our exotic animals like a giraffe, camels, and more! All feed options are available for purchase at the admission booth and at the gift shop.

They LOVE to host field trips! Highlights include private animal encounters, the Open Air Safari Bus Tour, and feeding animals up close and personal!

Strollers cannot load on the bus. They must be parked in the designated areas upon loading the bus.

Although they do not rent out wheelchairs, you may bring your own

Name is changed to NOVA WILD and is now a non-profit that is focused on revitalizing the zoo and the overall welfare of the animals.

They no longer offer the open air safari busses, you have to drive your own vehicle through the safari area (drive-thru at your own risk - they are not responsible for any damage the animals cause to the car)

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