New - Special Ride-and-a-Guide Programs!

The Zoo Society offers year-round “Ride-and-a-Guide” tours for small groups wishing to visit the Zoo in the company of a professional guide. Tours can be scheduled Monday through Friday based on the availability of our professional guides. Currently, we are unable to provide tours on weekends or on holidays.
To give us adequate time to arrange your outing, please call us to make a reservation at least two weeks before the date that you plan to visit the Zoo.

Standard Tour Options

In response to the ongoing pandemic, we have created four COVID-safe tour options with special pricing that is valid through July 2021.
Please note that tour fees provide a professional guide and a cart for your group. Each cart can comfortably seat up to four adult guests, and non-member fees cover Zoo admission for up to four adults.
Tour Number 1:  A 1.5-hour Winter Wonder Tour (one cart*) – Fees: $150 for Zoo Society members;  $165 for non-members
Tour Number 2:  A 2-hour tour (one cart*) -  Fees: $175 for Zoo Society members;  $190 for non-members

Tour Number 3:  A 3-hour tour (one cart*) that includes lunch -  $175 + lunch fees for Zoo Society members;  $190 + lunch fees for non-members.  Lunch Fees are $13 for adults and $6 for children under 10)

*Additional carts may be added to all tour options at a cost of $50 per cart.

NEW*  Meet & Greet Tour  - Available in 2021!

Tour Number 4: Enjoy all the bells and whistles included in your customized number 1, 2, or 3 tour PLUS attend a meet & greet with one of the Zoo Stars featured on Nat Geo Wild’s Secrets of the Zoo, North Carolina.
Lunch is included in this unforgettable experience at the World’s Largest Natural Habitat Zoo!

Fee: $750 for Zoo Society members and $800 for non-members. Extra carts may be added for an additional fee of $100 each.

To learn more, and to schedule your tour, please contact Karen Powell (336.879.7262) These special prices are valid through July 2021.