Natural Bridge Zoo

Located 12 miles south of Lexington, Natural Bridge Zoo is a wildlife conservation park that has been breeding threatened and endangered species for over 45 years. Natural Bridge Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in the state of Virginia. The natural habitats of the species currently living at the zoo have been affected by lumbering, poaching, agriculture, and human encroachment. Natural Bridge Zoo offers visitors a chance to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Popular attractions include the Petting Zoo, African Elephant Rides, and the Parakeet Landing Aviary.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

Natural Bridge Zoo is the perfect destination for students, offering a fun and educational atmosphere, discounted group rates, and activities for all ages. With the field trip package, school groups can enjoy all the animal exhibits that the zoo has to offer. See tigers, snakes, lemurs, and elephants. Pet giraffes, camels, goats, sheep, deer, antelope, llamas, and much more! School groups can opt to add African elephant rides and/or parakeet feedings to their field trip. Elephant rides give students the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent African elephant, whose species is in decline due to poaching and habitat destruction. Parakeet feedings offer a wonderful, close up experience with tame and affectionate little birds. All programs at Natural Bridge Zoo meet teachers specific needs and align with Virginia SOL for grades K-12.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Animals, biology, birds, conservation, geography, zoology, habitats, conservation.

contact info
Name: Natural Bridge Zoo Groups.
Phone: 540-291-2420
Email: nbzoogroups@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

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.

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Natural Bridge Zoo

Located 12 miles south of Lexington, Natural Bridge Zoo is a wildlife conservation park that has been breeding threatened and endangered species for over 45 years. Natural Bridge Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in the state of Virginia. The natural habitats of the species currently living at the zoo have been affected by lumbering, poaching, agriculture, and human encroachment. Natural Bridge Zoo offers visitors a chance to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Popular attractions include the Petting Zoo, African Elephant Rides, and the Parakeet Landing Aviary.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Natural Bridge Zoo is the perfect destination for scouts, offering a fun and educational atmosphere, discounted group rates, and activities for all ages. With the field trip package, scout troops can enjoy all the animal exhibits that the zoo has to offer. See tigers, snakes, lemurs, and elephants. Pet giraffes, camels, goats, sheep, deer, antelope, llamas, and much more! Scout troops can opt to add African elephant rides and/or parakeet feedings to their field trip. Elephant rides give scouts the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent African elephant, whose species is in decline due to poaching and habitat destruction. Parakeet feedings offer a wonderful, close up experience with tame and affectionate little birds. Scouts visiting Natural Bridge Zoo can use the experience to work toward their Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badges.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Animals, biology, birds, conservation, geography, zoology, habitats, conservation.

contact info
Name: Natural Bridge Zoo Groups.
Phone: 540-291-2420
Email: nbzoogroups@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

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>>

Natural Bridge Zoo

Located 12 miles south of Lexington, Natural Bridge Zoo is a wildlife conservation park that has been breeding threatened and endangered species for over 45 years. Natural Bridge Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in the state of Virginia. The natural habitats of the species currently living at the zoo have been affected by lumbering, poaching, agriculture, and human encroachment. Natural Bridge Zoo offers visitors a chance to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Popular attractions include the Petting Zoo, African Elephant Rides, and the Parakeet Landing Aviary.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Natural Bridge Zoo is the perfect destination for campers, offering a fun and educational atmosphere, discounted group rates, and activities for all ages. With the field trip package, camp groups can enjoy all the animal exhibits that the zoo has to offer. See tigers, snakes, lemurs, and elephants. Pet giraffes, camels, goats, sheep, deer, antelope, llamas, and much more! Camp groups can opt to add African elephant rides and/or parakeet feedings to their field trip. Elephant rides give campers the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent African elephant, whose species is in decline due to poaching and habitat destruction. Parakeet feedings offer a wonderful, close up experience with tame and affectionate little birds. Afterward, enjoy food and refreshments at the gift shop.

topics covered:
Animals, Biology, Birds, Conservation, Geography.

contact info
Name: Natural Bridge Zoo Groups.
Phone: 540-291-2420
Email: nbzoogroups@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

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>>

Natural Bridge Zoo

Located 12 miles south of Lexington, Natural Bridge Zoo is a wildlife conservation park that has been breeding threatened and endangered species for over 45 years. Natural Bridge Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in the state of Virginia. The natural habitats of the species currently living at the zoo have been affected by lumbering, poaching, agriculture, and human encroachment. Natural Bridge Zoo offers visitors a chance to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the earth with us. Popular attractions include the Petting Zoo, African Elephant Rides, and the Parakeet Landing Aviary.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Natural Bridge Zoo is the perfect destination for homeschoolers, offering a fun and educational atmosphere, discounted group rates, and activities for all ages. With the field trip package, homeschool groups can enjoy all the animal exhibits that the zoo has to offer. See tigers, snakes, lemurs, and elephants. Pet giraffes, camels, goats, sheep, deer, antelope, llamas, and much more! Homeschool groups can opt to add African elephant rides and/or parakeet feedings to their field trip. Elephant rides give homeschoolers the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent African elephant, whose species is in decline due to poaching and habitat destruction. Parakeet feedings offer a wonderful, close up experience with tame and affectionate little birds. Individual homeschoolers or smaller homeschool groups may want to take the guided, educational “Close Encounters Tour” that includes zoo admission, unique animal encounters, an elephant ride, and a photo by the zoo photographer. All programs at Natural Bridge Zoo align with Virginia SOL for grades K-12.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Animals, Biology, Birds, Conservation, Geography.

contact info
Name: Natural Bridge Zoo Groups.
Phone: 540-291-2420
Email: nbzoogroups@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 15:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

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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