Owner Of Luray Zoo
The zoo is open on Easter Sunday 4/1/2018 for normal business hours of operation of 10 am-5 pm.
If you wold like to help support the animals please check our donation page click here. At the Zoos Donation Page you will find a list of some of the items the zoo is in need of as well as links to the zoo amazon wish list. We hope everyone is having a great 2017!
Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo is booking up for ZOO TO YOU Outreach programs! Call today to reserve your ZOO TO YOU program(s) 540-743-4113!
Luray Zoo Outreach
We bring the ZOO to YOU!
Since 1957 Luray Zoo has been providing outreach educational programs and displays. Just to name a few we have done: Yogi Bear Jelly stone Park Luray VA (2001-2011), Discovery Channel, Animal Planet ,National Geographic, Massanutten Resort, DC 101, schools, private events and parties!
Luray Zoo offers outreach programs year round!
Call for pricing and availability. (540)-743-4113
What Type Of Outreach Programs Does Luray Zoo Offer?
What Topics Can We Cover?
We can design any program around any subject! (We can even help with SOLs and badges for girl and boy scouts!) Here are a few subjects we can teach!
Snake Venom toxicity and complexity
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March 1, 2018 thru October 31, 2018
Zoo Is Open 10 AM - 5 PM Everyday including Holidays!
Jungle Gift Shop Is Open 10 AM - 5 PM Everyday including Holidays.
Check Back For Fall/ Winter Hours for 2018/2019! (November thru February)
I Would like to give an update on my wife Christine. She has now been down at Duke University in North Carolina for a few days after being at a hospital here in Virginia for a very long time. They believe they have found what is wrong as well as a game plan as to how to fix it. It will involve a very risky surgery but everyone that has meet Christine knows my wife is a fighter. She would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful flowers and kind words and helping her keep her spirits up. She would like to thank everyone that sent her pictures of the animals on there visit to the zoo, she really does appreciate it and enjoyed seeing the pictures. She is very home sick and misses our Daughter Nala as well as all the animals. My wife is an amazing woman and pours her heart and soul into everything that she does here at the zoo and she is very missed. She is the engine that keeps this place doing the amazing work it does. She has dedicated her life to these animals and making sure that every animal is loved and cared for as well as making sure everyone has an amazing visit that they will remember for ever. We are a small family owned facility our visitors to us have become family over time and we are very gratefully for you helping us get through the this very hard and scary situation. For those requesting were you can send cards and flowers to you can drop them off here at the Zoo or she is currently at Duke university hospital Duke North Room 8313 Christine Kilby. They might let her come home with a feeding tube and home nurse until she is strong enough for the surgery, we will notify everyone when if she is allowed to. I would like to thank everyone for there patience with us on days we are running a little behind and opening a few minutes late. It is very hard for me to be away from my wife and I have learned just how hard it is to be in her shoes with taking care of our daughter and doing everything she does here at the zoo. Thank you for those that have helped out.
Mark Kilby Co-owner Luray zoo a rescue zoo
I would like to inform everyone my wife Christine went back in the hospital on Sunday July 31, 2016. The first diagnosis and surgery was not wrong this has turned out to be a different issue. With my wife in the hospital there will be delays on responses to discovery tour request due to the amount of pain she is in and the medication they have her on. We apologize for this inconvenience. Your visit will not be altered in any way while my wife is in the hospital as our staff which is like family to us is stepping up and making sure each day goes as smoothly as possible without Christine here. My wife is an amazing woman who does so much here at the zoo and takes amazing care of all the animals and our 19 month old daughter Nala. We would like to thank everyone for there kind words and support during this time.
Co-owner Luray zoo a rescue zoo
On Saturday June 23, 2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM Regular Child Admission to Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo (ages 0-12) will be FREE.
This special event will be held rain or shine and will not be rescheduled. Please remember zoo policy that no individual age 15 years or younger may tour the zoo without an adult/parent/or guardian. An adult/parent/or guardian must accompany individuals 15 years or younger in the zoo and will be required to pay admission. No other coupons or discounts will be given on admission on Saturday June 23, 2018. Please remember parking is limited, carpooling is a great idea!
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 that you would not be able to do with regular admission! 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!
Requesting a Discovery Tour:
Call (540) 743-4113 to Request Your Tour.
When you call your information will be taken and you will be called back by end of day. Please make request at least 48 hrs. before the date you wish to book. Please be aware we book up months in advance so the earlier you book you have a higher chance of the date you request being available.
Things To Know AND Have Ready Before You Call
Prices and time slots are located at the bottom of the page
Discovery Tour Admission Rates
*Prices Subject To Change Without Notice
Non Season Pass Holders
$25.00 Per Adult (ages 13+)
$15.00 Per Child (ages 3-12)
Season Pass Holder
$20.00 Per Adult (ages 13+)
$10.00 Per Child (ages 3-12)
Discovery Tour Time Slots
March Through September 5 pm - 6 pm or 6 pm-7 pm
October 4 pm - 5 pm or 5 pm - 6 pm
November Through February 1 pm - 2 pm, 2 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4 pm or 4 pm - 5 pm
Limited space for Discovery Tours, book your Reservation Today!