Have you ever fed a tiger, held a snake or shared a treat with a lemur before? Have you ever rode an elephant? Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! When you take Natural Bridge Zoo's educational interactive tour, you get up close and personal with our special animal ambassadors and share an experience like none other!

This guided Interactive Close-Encounters Tour includes unique animal encounters, educational information about each amazing animal you will meet and surely make memories that will last a lifetime.


Interactive Close-Encounters Tour

Close-Encounter Tour Includes:

  • General Zoo Admission
  • One (1) Elephant Ride Ticket (per tour guest)
  • One (1) 8x10 Photo of Your Tour Party (per tour group)                                                    

Price Per Guest $45.00

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Guests are free to explore the zoo before and after their schedule tour. Also, please use personal facilities before your tour begins. 

For the safety of our animals and guests alike, there will be NO personal belongings allowed on tour. Backpacks, handbags, fanny-packs, purses, personal cameras, cellphones, long hanging jewelry like necklaces or earrings MUST be securely stored in your automobile. We have monitored secure storage lockers available for these type of items.

Your wondering about pictures, right? On tour will be our Zoo Photographer, capturing studio quality images of you and members of your tour party during animal interactions. Photo Disc is available for purchase before or after you tour ends.

All tour participants MUST abide by staff instructions at all times. Tours are walking tours. No transportation provided.

This tour is NOT by reservation, there are a limited number of spots available. It will be offer to Natural Bridge Zoo guests who arrive before designated tour times.

For more information please call (540) 291-2420. We hope to see you soon!