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Open

March 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The last car admitted at 3:30 pm
Ticket Prices Adult (13-64) $26.95
Senior (65+) $25.95
Children (2-12) $18.95
Child under 2 FREE
* $3 off Each
admission Mon-Fri, excluding holidays

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229 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Animal Encounters

Rhino Encounter

Rhino Encounter

Meet our Rhino!

Experience the excitement of an up-close encounter with our Southern White Rhinos. Learn from our animal care specialist what it takes to care for these majestic animals and how Virginia Safari Park is helping this species in the wild.

Cost: $50 per person

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Rhino Encounters daily - 1 pm
  • Encounter is limited to 10 participants for each time slot.
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled encounter time.
  • The encounter begins promptly at the assigned time. Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the experience.
  • Encounters are outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Closed-toe shoes highly recommended.
  • Duration and availability of encounters are subject to change without notice payments are forfeited in the event of no shows and late arrivals.
  • *Not suitable for children under 10 years of age - no exceptions


Sloth Encounter

Sloth Encounter

Meet our Sloths!

Whether they're just hanging out, taking a snooze, or moseying along to reach a tasty treat, our oddly adorable two-toed sloths, Flash and Priscilla, are as delightful as sloths can be!

In our Sloth Encounter, you'll get up-close to feed and learn about these gentle creatures and discover that while they're slow-movers, they are loaded with personality. Have your camera ready to capture this unique animal experience!

Cost: $40 per person

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Sloth Encounter Time to 10:00 am and 1:00 pm daily.
  • Encounter is limited to 10 participants for each slot.
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled encounter time.
  • The encounter begins promptly at the assigned time. Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the experience.
  • Encounters are outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Closed-toe shoes highly recommended.
  • Duration and availability of encounters are subject to change without notice payments are forfeited in the event of no shows and late arrivals.


Penguin Encounter

Penguin Encounter

Are you passionate about penguins?

Join this encounter (no tuxedo required) and get to know our resident African penguins and their zookeepers. Go behind-the-scenes with one of our animal care specialists" to Join our animal care specialist to learn how we feed and care for our resident birds. Interact with these loveable creatures and hear about what it is like to work with these unique and charismatic birds.

Cost: $40 per person

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Penguin Encounter times and days to 10:15 am and 3 pm.
  • Encounter is limited to 10 participants for each time slot.
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by paying adult.
  • Please check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled encounter time.
  • The encounter begins promptly at the assigned time. Late arrivals will not be permitted to join the experience.
  • Encounters are outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Closed-toe shoes highly recommended.
  • Duration and availability of encounters are subject to change without notice payments are forfeited in the event of no shows and late arrivals.
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