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Natural Bridge Zoo

Natural Bridge Zoo is one of the wildest places in Virginia – come face-to-face with several of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals. NBZ is home to African elephants, mountain lions, Bengal tigers, zebras, ostrich, alligators, pythons, and many more!

Privately owned, the Natural Bridge Zoo opened in 1972. The mission of the zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of endangered species, offering the public an opportunity to learn about the threatened animals, birds, and reptiles that share our planet.
5784 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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Guided Tours

Have you ever fed a tiger, held a snake, or fed a lemur before? Have you ridden on the back of an elephant?

Natural Bridge Zoo offers amazing, educational, and interactive tours – a very unique experience with some truly incredible animals. Make sure you make a reservation ahead of time.

Hours of Operation

Spring, March 20-May 25
10am-6pm, Mon-Fri
10am-7pm, Sat-Sun

Summer, May 26-September 7
10am-6pm, Mon-Fri
10am-7pm, Sat-Sun

Fall, September 8-November
10am-5pm, Mon-Fri
10am-6pm, Sat-Sun

Admission Prices

Children 3-12 | $12
Adults 13-64 | $18
Seniors 65+ | $16