Tours and Field Trips

A visit to the Wildlife Center of Virginia is a truly unique opportunity for your class, club, or group. Learn about the inner-workings of a wildlife hospital, take an up-close look at our resident non-releasable raptors, or enjoy a guided hike through the adjoining George Washington National Forest led by a Wildlife Center educator. Programs for schools meet the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements.


Wildlife Center of Virginia Tour
Learn about the Wildlife Center with a presentation by an educator, a video introduction to our hospital, and a close-up experience with a resident education animal. Finish with a tour of our outdoor raptor enclosures where you’ll see and learn about owls, hawks, and eagles.

Length: one-hour program
Group size: up to 30
Age: 1st grade through adult
Cost: $4 per person [minimum fee of $75]

Hospital and Habitat*
Combine the Wildlife Center Tour with a guided nature hike in the neighboring George Washington National Forest. Learn about the animals that live in there and discover what they need to survive in their forest habitat.

Length: two-hour program
Group size: up to 30
Age: best for 1st5th grade, adaptable for older groups
Cost: $6 per person [minimum fee of $125]
* Not available from November 1 to March 1

To schedule tour or field trip, please fill out our On-site Program Request form. Your request will be e-mailed to the Outreach department, who will contact you to complete your booking. Your reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation letter.

View Maps of the Wildlife Center
View Enclosure Map

View Interior Map

Take a Virtual Tour on Prezi