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 make your reservation at least two weeks before the date that you plan to visit the Zoo. Please contact Karen Powell (336.879.7262) or Lisa Smith (336.879.7251) to schedule your tour. When tours end, feel free to explore the Zoo on your own.

1.5 Hour Tour - Have It Your Way!
Hire a guide and one cart to visit your favorite spots around the Zoo. Cost: Zoo Society members pay $150 for up to four riders.  Non-members pay $165 for up to four riders. Add additional carts available for $50 each.

2-hour tour
Hire a guide and one cart for two hours. Cost: Zoo Society members pay $175 for up to four riders. The non-member fee is $190 for four guests. Additional carts are available for $50 each.

3-hour tour (includes lunch)
Cost: Zoo Society members pay $175 plus lunch fees* for up to four riders. The non-member fee is $190 plus lunch fees* for four guests. Additional carts may be added for $50 plus lunch fees each.

New *Meet & Greet Tour

Enjoy all the perks included in your customized tour PLUS meet one of the Zoo Stars featured on Nat Geo Wild –Secrets of the Zoo, North Carolina. Lunch is included in this unforgettable experience.
Cost: Zoo Society members pay $750 for up to four people to participate. Non-members pay $800. An additional cart may be added for $100.

*Lunch Fees are $13 for each adult and $6 for each child younger than 10.