Metro Richmond Zoo

Home to over 2,000 animals, the Metro Richmond Zoo brings wildlife from across the globe into the heart of Virginia from endangered orangutans and Bengal tigers to Burmese pythons. The Zoo boasts award-winning cheetah conservation, a treetop safari, barnyard, and much more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM.

School

Groups visiting the zoo will view live animal presentations, partake in interactive talks with zookeepers, and have the opportunity to hand feed giraffes and other animals. The Safari Train Ride allows visitors to explore an area of the zoo not accessible by foot, and the Sky Ride provides a bird’s eye view of the animals and terrains below. A playground and Jungle Carousel are also available for younger visitors to enjoy.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Ecology, Conservation, Geography, Birds, Recreation.

contact info
Phone: 804-739-5666
Email: info@metrorichmondzoo.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

Metro Richmond Zoo

Home to over 2,000 animals, the Metro Richmond Zoo brings wildlife from across the globe into the heart of Virginia from endangered orangutans and Bengal tigers to Burmese pythons. The Zoo boasts award-winning cheetah conservation, a treetop safari, barnyard, and much more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM.

Scouts

Groups visiting the zoo will view live animal presentations, partake in interactive talks with zookeepers, and have the opportunity to hand feed giraffes and other animals. The Safari Train Ride allows visitors to explore an area of the zoo not accessible by foot, and the Sky Ride provides a bird’s eye view of the animals and terrains below. A playground and Jungle Carousel are also available for younger visitors to enjoy.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Animals, Ecology, Conservation, Geography, Birds, Recreation.

contact info
Phone: 804-739-5666
Email: info@metrorichmondzoo.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

Metro Richmond Zoo

Home to over 2,000 animals, the Metro Richmond Zoo brings wildlife from across the globe into the heart of Virginia from endangered orangutans and Bengal tigers to Burmese pythons. The Zoo boasts award-winning cheetah conservation, a treetop safari, barnyard, and much more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM.

Camp

Groups visiting the zoo will view live animal presentations, partake in interactive talks with zookeepers, and have the opportunity to hand feed giraffes and other animals. The Safari Train Ride allows visitors to explore an area of the zoo not accessible by foot, and the Sky Ride provides a bird’s eye view of the animals and terrains below. A playground and Jungle Carousel are also available for younger visitors to enjoy.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Ecology, Conservation, Geography, Birds, Recreation.

contact info
Phone: 804-739-5666
Email: info@metrorichmondzoo.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

Metro Richmond Zoo

Home to over 2,000 animals, the Metro Richmond Zoo brings wildlife from across the globe into the heart of Virginia from endangered orangutans and Bengal tigers to Burmese pythons. The Zoo boasts award-winning cheetah conservation, a treetop safari, barnyard, and much more.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9:30AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Groups visiting the zoo will view live animal presentations, partake in interactive talks with zookeepers, and have the opportunity to hand feed giraffes and other animals. The Safari Train Ride allows visitors to explore an area of the zoo not accessible by foot, and the Sky Ride provides a bird’s eye view of the animals and terrains below. A playground and Jungle Carousel are also available for younger visitors to enjoy.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Animals, Ecology, Conservation, Geography, Birds, Recreation.

contact info
Phone: 804-739-5666
Email: info@metrorichmondzoo.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Zoo Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as humans fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. And they need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When you go to the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways animals adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them survive.

View Lesson Plan>>

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