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Ride-and-a-Guide

Tour the Zoo with a professional guide! The NC Zoo Society now offers "Ride-and-a-Guide" programs for small groups wishing to visit the Zoo in the company of a Society professional. These programs allow visitors to make the most of their Zoo experiences.

The following options are available:

  • A two- to three-hour tour for up to five people. Golf cart transportation is provided. Fee: $250-$350

  • A half-day tour for up to five people. Golf cart transportation is provided, and lunch is included. Fee: $350

  • An all-day tour for up to five people. Golf cart transportation is provided, and lunch is included. Fee; $650

  • An all-day tour for up to five people. A behind-the scenes experience is part of this tour. Golf cart transportation is provided, and lunch is included. Fee: $1,150

  • A two-hour walking tour for up to ten people. Fee: $250

Please note:

  • Members receive a $50 discount on the prices listed above.
  • Tour schedules are based on staff availability.
  • Tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday with two weeks' notice.
  • Tours are not available on weekends, on holidays, or in August or September.

To learn more, and to schedule your tour, please contact Karen Powell (336.879.7262) or Lisa Smith (336.879.7251).