Ride-and-a-Guide Programs!

Enjoy the Zoo from a different point of view:

Book a golf-cart tour led by a professional guide. These tours are available year-round for weekday visits to the Zoo. Tours are offered Mondays through Fridays only and are scheduled based on the availability of tour guides.  (These tours are not available on holidays or during schools' annual spring breaks). Non-member fees cover Zoo admission costs.

To give us adequate time to arrange your outing, please call to 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  (One cart) – An experienced guide will showcase as many animal habitats as possible during the allotted time. Once the tour ends, you are free to explore the Zoo on your own.   Cost: $150 for members and $165 for non-members

2-hour tour (one cart) – Hop aboard and create a memorable visit!  $200 for members and $225 for non-members       

3-hour tour (one cart) – Visit all of the Zoo's iconic animals as well as your personal favorites.  $300 for members and $350 for non-members 

Meet & Greet Tour All the perks are included in your customized tour PLUS we schedule a meeting with one of the stars featured on Nat Geo Wild – Secrets of the Zoo, North Carolina. Lunch IS included in this unforgettable 4-hour experience.  $750 for members and $800 for Non-Members (one cart)  


Horticulture Tour – Glean gardening tips from a Horticulture professional and enjoy all things green during your two-hour experience at the Zoo  $200 for Members and $225 for Non-Members (one cart)


*Add-On Options*

 Additional carts,  $100 per cart

Lunch: $15/adult  $10/child

Add a behind-the-scenes experience at one habitat for an additional $600.