The Natural Bridge Zoo

Natural Bridge, VA

Where are we going?

The Natural Bridge Zoo
5784 S Lee Hwy
Natural Bridge
VA 24578

540 291 2420

What is there to do?

Did you know that the Natural Bridge Zoo is the home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state of Virginia? 

That's a great reason to go and visit for yourselves!

The Natural Bridge Zoo opened all the way back in 1972, and has been giving families an animal-tastic day out since. 

The main purpose for the zoo was to breeding and rescue rare and endangered species, so you know that from the very beginning the zoo has been ALL about these amazing creatures of the world!

During your visit to Natural Bridge Zoo, you will encounter a variety of exhibits that offer up close encounters with many friendly zoo animals. 

More than 100 babies are born each year at the Natural Bridge Zoo, ensuring that some of these beautiful yet endangered creatures can keep thriving in the future. 

Not only can you see the animals up close at Natural Bridge Zoo, but you can also enjoy some pretty amazing experiences too!

Have you ever ridden an elephant? Probably not the most common experience in Virginia, but here you can do just that! In fact, Natural Bridge are one of the few zoos in the entire USA that offer this very experience.

Also at the zoo are petting and feeding opportunities. You might just encounter species such as Fallow Deer, Bongo antelope, Giraffes, camels and more!

An animal-tastic family day out in Virginia just FILLED with animal interactions and encounters. Are you ready to walk on the wild side? We bet you are, so c'mon, let's get WILD!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $14

Children: $10 (Ages 3-12)

Discount: Seniors $12

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to find out the accessibility throughout the zoo, they will be happy to help!


When can we go?

9am open throughout season. Close varies between 5pm and 7pm pending weekday/end and month. Check online for specifics

Season runs late March to early December. Closed on Thanksgiving


Any top tips?

Keep an eye out for deals and activities/events throughout the year as they have some pretty fun experiences!

I’m Hungry!

There are food outlets throughout the park where you can feed those rumbling tummies! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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