Luray Zoo-All You Need To Know (Animals and Map)


Luray Zoo is a Rescue Zoo, dedicated to providing animals with a loving and caring home. The zoo is privately owned and operated by Mark and Christine Kilby. Luray Zoo receives no government funding. All admission, gift shop sales, donations, etc… goes directly to help support and care for all the animals that call Luray Zoo home.

The Zoo receives animals that are retired zoo animal ambassadors, retired zoo animals from conservation programs, unwanted pets, confiscations, and sadly occasionally abused animals.

We are a small zoo located on about 3 acres. We have plenty of shade and places to sit while on your visit to the zoo. Little ones and adults love how close you get to be to the animals here at the zoo.  The Zoo Owners Mark and Christine Kilby as well as the zoo staff are always out and about and love to talk to you and answer questions.

We are passionate about animals and love sharing our knowledge with those who visit. Don’t forget to check out all the events, keeper talks & demonstrations going on at the zoo thru out the year!  You will start by entering the zoo gift shop. The admission counter is located on the left after walking into the front door.

Inside we have over 80 exhibits of reptiles. We have one of the largest venomous snake collections on the East Coast! Outside you will find over 20 exhibits of an array of animals including primates, felines, birds, and mammals!

The zoo also has a petting zoo area where you can pet and feed the animals! Feed is for sale at the zoo for the petting zoo animals. 

What To Do At Luray Zoo

Field Trips

Field Trips can last 1.5 -2 hrs. please call the zoo at (540)-743-4113 to book your Field Trip. When you call to book your Field Trip you will receive special pricing. Please inform if your group would like time to shop in the gift shop.

Before calling please have the following ready:

*The date you are requesting and an alternative in the event your first choice is unavailable.

*An estimate of the number of Teachers, Students, and Chaperones. The zoo prefers a chaperone for every six students. The zoo is not responsible for watching children on field trips. 

* If you have any special topics you would like us to teach please ask at booking.

Payment is due upon arrival on the day of your Field Trip. We can also invoice you so you can pay in advance. All people attending are required to pay admission. 

What Animals Are At Luray Zoo

According to its website, his small zoo boasts “one of the largest venomous snake collections on the east coast.” There are also monkeys, a tiger, lemurs, a coati, and even a kookaburra — all in all, some 220 animals living on three acres just outside Luray, Va.

Map Of Luray Zoo

The Luray Zoo is conveniently located in the Central Shenandoah Valley just minutes from Luray Caverns.  Approximate travel times:  Winchester, VA  – 1hr;  Charlottesville, VA – 1.5 hrs. Lexington, VA – 1.5 hrs.; Washington, DC.- 2 hrs. 

map of luray zoo
map of luray zoo

Price To Enter Luray Zoo

The Zoo accepts cash and all major credit cards. We also accept apple pay. The zoo does not accept checks, traveler checks, or foreign money.

Adult Admission $12 (age 13-55)

Senior Admission $11 (ages 56+)

Child Admission $6 (ages 3-12)

Children 2 and under are Free.

*prices subject to change without notice*

Visit Website: Luray Zoo

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