Luray Zoo, A Rescue Zoo

The Luray Zoo * 1087 Us Highway 211 West * Luray, Virginia 22835 * (540) 743-4113

Christine Kilby

Christine Kilby

Owner Of Luray Zoo

Friday, 20 December 2013 15:35

Christmas Cheer

Luray Zoo Owners Christine and Mark Kilby have finished loading the zoomobile van with toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program. The Zoo is donating over $3000.00 in gifts, Christine will be delivering the gifts on Monday December 23, 2013.

We hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year! 

Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:47

Happy Holidays


In celebration of the Holiday Season, regular Zoo admission will be half off on Saturday December 21, 2013! 

Happy Holidays From All The Animals Of Luray Zoo!


Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

Discovery Tours


Luray Zoo Discovery Tour

Discovery tours are available by reservation ONLY.

The Discovery Tour is a guided tour with one of the Zoo Owners: Christine or Mark Kilby. You will learn all about the animals that call Luray Zoo home! The Discovery Tour gives you a chance to get up close and personal with special hands on interactions and feeding interactions with the animals of Luray Zoo! It’s a fun and educational experience that all age ranges will enjoy.

 Animals for the hands on and feeding interactions are picked the day of the tour depending on the group size and age range of all those participating in the discovery tour as well as weather. Discovery Tours are available by reservation only. Space is limited on Discovery Tours so book your tour today! There will be other people on the discovery tour so when you request your tour date make sure you include everyone that is attending to guarantee space for everyone!

 You will receive an email by end of day after you submit your request for a Discovery Tour either confirming your tour date and time or informing you if the date and time requested is unavailable. In the event the day you request has no availability you will be asked if any other days work for you. Tours are not book until you receive and email confirmation and you have paid for your tour. A link will be sent to you to pay for your tour once we confirm that the date and time you requested is availableDiscovery Tours are non-refundable. Luray Zoo will only issue a refund in the event of bad weather as no one can control Mother Nature! Make sure to bring a copy of your receipt when you arrive at the zoo at your designated tour time. Discovery Tours do not include regular admission to the zoo, there is NO need to arrive and tour before your schedule time as you will be taken through the whole zoo and also be given time at the end to walk about on your own as well as to shop in the gift shop. In the event of bad weather tours will be held unless you cancel. Discovery Tour request must be done at least a day in advance. Emailing a request on the day of may result in not being able to accommodate your Discovery Tour Request.

                                                 Discovery Tour Request Form

Discovery Tour Admission Rates


 Non Season Pass Holders

*Prices Subject To Change Without Notice

 Season Pass Holders 

*Prices Subject To Change Without Notice

 $25.00 per adult (ages 13+)  $20.00 per adult (ages 13+)
 $15.00 Per Child (ages 3-12)  $10.00 per child (ages 3-12)


Please be aware that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to tour Luray Zoo. Luray Zoo does not allow smoking on the zoo grounds.For the health and safety of our zoo's animals and guest,  no pets are allowed on zoo grounds.


Discovery Tour Times 

 March Through September October   November Through February  








Limited space for Discovery Tours, book your Reservation Today!

Discovery Tour Request Form

PLEASE remember that we are very busy taking care of animals and you might not get a response about your discovery tour request until after 8 PM, if you do not receive an email response in at least 24 hours please call the zoo at 540-743-4113. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:15

Special Zoo Hours November 16 and 17 2013

The Zoo will be opening at 1pm on November 16 and 17, and will be closing at 4pm.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:12

Young At Heart Day

"Young At Heart Day"

Feel like a kid again when visiting the Luray Zoo From 10:00 a.m. - 5 pm on August 14, 2013 and August 28, 2013, all guests will be charged the children’s admission price of only $5.00!

                                                             (No coupons or other discounts can be used on August 14 and 28 2013)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 21:03

New Exhibits

August 1, 2013: Come help us welcome the zoos newest family members Chewbacca and Xena, pigtailed macaques, Luray Zoo is also welcoming Bella Tonkianna who is a Tonkean Celebes Macaque!! Pictures will be posted tommorow to facebook as well as the zoos website!!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:12


Luray Zoo educational shows and demostrations will be cancelled on July 31, 2013.

Friday, 21 June 2013 18:37

Wild Beauty Photo Contest

Wild Beauty Photo Contest    

Contest Starts: June 17, 2013 and has been extended to July 19, 2013 - Winners Announced: July 19, 2013.

For more information click here!

Check out the show schedule for Memorial Day Weekend! All shows are included in the zoo admission.

Click Here For Show Schedule.

Monday, 15 April 2013 15:51

Zoo Closed April 18, 2013

The zoo will be closed April 18, 2013. We will re-open on April 19, 2013 on the zoo's normal hours of operation. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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