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

Monday, 19 December 2016 13:44

Season Passes

We have had many calls asking if we sell season passes online. At this time we do not, but if you wish to purchase season passes either for yourself or as a gift, you do not have to come to the zoo all you have to do is call 540-743-4113! When you call please have the first and last name of the individuals you are purchasing passes for, know if they are an adult pass (ages 13-55),  senior pass (age 56+) or child pass (ages 3-12). We will take down all the information and send you a PayPal invoice, once invoice is paid you will receive an email with your Season Pass Vouchers that you print out and bring in on your first visit to verify information and complete season pass information forms and claim your season pass.


Monday, 12 December 2016 13:42

Book Your ZOO TO YOU

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?


Walk Around

Lecture/ Assembly

Falconry Presentations

Birthday Parties

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!


Body Coverings





Animal Diets

Life Cycles

Falconry Presentations

Snake Venom toxicity and complexity


Click here for more infor

Saturday, 03 December 2016 18:16

Happy Holidays

Don't forget that the Jungle Gift shop is open 11 AM to 9 PM every day until December 24, 2016 for Holiday Shopping! 

We also have gift certificates and season passes available! 

Did you know all gift shop purchases, admission tickets, and donations all goes towards helping the animals that call Luray Rescue Zoo home? We would like to thank you for your continued support! 

We will have special animal guest in the gift shop each evening 6pm till 9pm that you can meet each evening! Pictured below is Mark Kilby with red tailed hawk "Isabel"

The reptile house will be open at night as well for a discounted rate, the outdoor portion of the zoo will still close at 4PM. 

Happy Holidays


For more pictures of the gift shop check out the zoos facebook page!

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 23:33

Just To Let You Know....

We would just like to clarify to our customers that and Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo Official Facebook page are the only websites the zoo owns and maintains. Google, yelp, trip advisor and all other 3rd party sites we are not associated with and do not maintain any of the information they post ( hours, admission, events,...etc).  So for accurate information (hours,admission,events and more) check here on the zoos website or at the zoos official Facebook page!

Friday, 23 September 2016 10:35

Hours Of Operations

Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo

Hours Of Operations

** Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo can close the zoo and gift shop without notice. We try to post closings in advance but sometime things happen and we are unable to.


November 2017 Thru February 2018

Zoo Open on weekends 11am-4pm

Jungle Gift Shop open weekends 11am-4pm

Zoo is open weekdays November thru February by Discovery Tour Appointments Only. Click here for more info and how to book. 


* November 22, 2017 thru November 26, 2017 the zoo and Jungle Gift Shop is open everyday including holidays 11 AM-4 PM. 

*December 22 2017 thru January 2, 2018 the zoo and Jungle Gift Shop is open everyday including holidays 11 AM- 4 PM.



Check back later for March thru October 2018 hours of operations.








Saturday, 20 August 2016 20:58


imageI 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.

Mark Kilby
Co-owner Luray zoo a rescue zoo

We will be hosting different contest each week on the Zoo's Facebook page. Prizes will be different each time, so make sure to watch our Facebook Page!

Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:51

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone for there kind words and support while I was in the hospital since Sunday trying to figure out what was going wrong in my body and when I had surgery.
I am happy to say that I am home at the zoo and got to say hi to all the animals at the Zoo that missed me dearly, and I missed them so much!
We will still be short staff the next few weeks I do apologize my husband and staff is not only taking care of the zoo animals and zoo grounds but also taking care of me in my healing and Mark and mine 18 month old daughter Nala.
I would like to thank all of our staff that has gone above and beyond helping out during this time coming in early and staying late , you guys are family and we love you all!
I would like to thank the visitors that over the years that has become family, thank you for helping out in the petting zoo area and helping Mark and the staff.

If you have submitted a discovery tour request from July 17 till now I will be responding to them in the next week so please just bear with me.

The zoo hours will not be affected by this, nor will your visit to the zoo be altered in anyway! We hope everyone is having a great summer break! Also watch out on are Facebook page and the zoo website as we will be having chances to win free tickets to the zoo!

Christine Kilby
Luray Zoo A Rescue Zoo

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:39

Discovery Tour Availability

For those wishing to book a Discovery tour during Spring Break in March we are booking up fast! If you wish to book a discovery tour for Spring Break you should put your request in as soon as possible. For more info on Discovery Tours and to submit your Discovery Tour date request click here. 

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