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, meet one of our education ambassadors up-close,  and take an up-close look at our resident non-releasable raptors. 

Programs for schools meet the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements.

January 2019 note: In November 2018, the Wildlife Center’s facilities suffered significant damage from an ice storm. Construction work to repair and rebuild enclosures will take place in the next three months. Any tours scheduled during this time are subject to cancellation or rescheduling to accommodate construction crews. Please take this into consideration as you are planning your tour request. If your dates are flexible, we highly recommend requesting tour dates later in the spring. We’ll post updates to our construction timeline as soon as we learn more.

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 indoor reptile enclosures, as well as 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]

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.

Grant funding for our programs/tours is available for teachers/school groups in the following areas:
City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson.

If you are in one of these areas and are interested in learning more about grant availability, please indicate this on your program request form.

View Maps of the Wildlife Center
View Enclosure Map
View Interior Map
Take a Virtual Tour on Prezi