Natural Bridge Zoo
5784 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
(540) 291-2420


  • Tuesday's are Rockbridge
    at Natural Bridge Zoo
    Tuesday's are Rockbridge
    1/2 Price Admission on Tuesday's for Rockbridge County Residents with valid ID.  Other discounts do not apply and can not be combined.
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  • Elephant Rides
    at Natural Bridge Zoo
    Elephant Rides
    African Elephant Rides African Elephant rides begin May 30th and are currently held Saturdays & Sunday s 12 – 3. Visit our African Elephant Ride...
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  • Opening Day
    at Natural Bridge Zoo
    Opening Day
    Opening Day 2015 Natural Bridge Zoo, the Largest, Most complete collection of exotic animals in the state of Virginia, opens the 2015 season May 30th. ...
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About Natural Bridge Zoo

The Natural Bridge Zoo opened its doors to the general public in 1972 and has been growing ever since. The main purpose for Natural Bridge Zoo has always been the propagation and rearing of threatened or endangered species. We try to offer students and the general public the opportunity to learn about the living animals, birds, and reptiles that share the Earth with us. More than 100 baby animals are born each year at Natural Bridge Zoo.

Admission to Natural Bridge Zoo

Admission is for good all day

Spend an hour or spend the entire day. Need the hours of operation at Natural Bridge Zoo, check out our Admission Hours & Pricing page.

One of the highlights of a zoo trip is a leisurely stroll through our petting zoo area where visitors can feed Giraffes, camel. deer, llama, and goats, among many other inquisitive and playful animals.


African Elephant Ride

Currently on Tuesday through Sunday

African Elephant Rides are offered at designated times at Natural Bridge Zoo.

Check the Natural Bridge Zoo African Elephant Ride page for more pricing & time information.

African Elephant Mobile