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: $5 per person [minimum fee of $100]

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 the forest 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: $7 per person [minimum fee of $140]
* 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.
*Sunday tours and field trips are available on a limited basis. 

View Maps of the Wildlife Center
View Enclosure Map

View Interior Map

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