Virginia Safari Park School
and Camp Group Visits

Bring your students or campers to Virginia Safari Park for a fun and educational field trip. See our group rates and how to reserve your day at the park.

School and Camp Groups

We recommend making reservations well in advance, as our school group tour slots fill quickly.

Note: Group reservations are not finalized until your signed group contract is received.

Special rates are offered for public, private, or home-school groups consisting of students, teachers, and chaperones. The school group must visit the park during the academic school year.

April 14 - May 19, 2023: Monday - Friday only.

August 7 - October 6, 2023: Monday - Friday only.

All guests to Virginia Safari Park, including school and camp groups, are subject to a 6% admission tax. For questions regarding the admission tax, please contact David C. Whitesell, Rockbridge County Commissioner of the Revenue at (504) 463-3431

To receive school group rates, your visit should be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks in advance. Group rate applies to groups of 15+


Experience a Wildly Fun Field Trip!

School Group Tours

Take your group on a 60-minute guided safari wagon tour. Wagons can hold a total of 35 students and adults. We can accommodate most group sizes with our multiple wagons.

Students: $11
Chaperone: $17
Camp Staff/Bus drivers: $11
School Teachers/Bus drivers: FREE
  • Animal feed for each person
  • SOL-based animal information, presented by our knowledgeable drivers
  • A visit to the Village Walk-Thru, Giraffe Feeding Station, Petting Area, and other animal exhibits
  • Use of covered picnic pavilion and restrooms
  • A stop at the Trading Post Gift Shop with gifts and souvenirs to fit any student's budget
Fun Add-Ons
  • Budgie Adventure Aviary
  • Giraffe Feeding Station
  • Educational Creature Features for the whole class
  • Specially priced school lunches (when booked in advance)
  • Pre-packaged goody bags

Wagon Tour Times:

10:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM Monday - Friday

Specially priced school lunches are available (when booked in advance).

Schedule Your School Group

Email reservation questions and requests to:

What to include in your email:


  • Name of school
  • Name of contact
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone
  • School address
  • Number of participants
  • Date(s) of the proposed trip (backup dates are helpful)
  • Preferred times (not always available)

Homeschool Groups... Special Homeschool Group Priced Days

Special pricing will only be available on April 14, 2023, and October 6, 2023.

Join us for a full day of fun with animal talks, hands-on learning, and meet-and-greets with your favorite animal ambassadors!

No need to pre-book your homeschool group; show up and join the fun!

Homeschool Students: $11
Homeschool Chaperones: $17

Coloring Pages

Download and print out cute coloring pages featuring some of our favorite animals for craft time at home or on the road trip here. Download coloring pages

Your Visit

Plan your trip to the Virginia Safari Park! Get driving directions from seven nearby cities/states, as well as links to other local attractions. You can also buy tickets and download a map of the park.