Natural Bridge Zoo hours for 2013:
Opening Day March 16th
March 16th - May 24th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays M-F
9:00 am - 6:00 pm weekends S-S
May 25th - September 2nd
9:00 am - 6:00 pm weekdays M-F
9:00 am - 7:00 pm weekends S-S
September 3rd - October 27th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays M-F
9:00 am - 6:00 pm weekends S-S.
October 28th - November 27th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
9:00 am - 5:00 pm S-S
Closed November 28th for Thanksgiving.
Open November 29th - December 1st 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily
Closed December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th
Open December 7th and 8th, 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Closed December 9th until Mid-March
Natural Bridge Zoo Admission Rates
$ 12.00 - Adults
$ 10.00 - Senior Citizens (65 & older)
$ 8.00 - Children 3-12
FREE - Age 2 and Under
Natural Bridge Zoo accepts Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and most Travelers Checks.
Natural Bridge Zoo does not accept Personal Checks, Discover, American Express, or Foreign Currency.
Natural Bridge Zoo has ATM access onsite.
Animal feed for Giraffe, Camel, Goat, Llama, Deer, etc ... as little as $1.00
Season passes are available per individual in the Natural Bridge Zoo Gift Shop during business hours. Season passes are valid 1 year from date of purchase and include unlimited visits for the card holder 1 year from date of purchase, season pass and proper ID must be presented each date of attendance. Season pass cost $36 per Adult (age 13-64), $30 per Senior (age 65 and up), $24 per Child (age 3-12). No family passes available, only individual passes are sold.
Rates & hours subject to change. Groups please inquire at our group page
African Elephant Rides
Look at the World from a different view point. An elephant ride is an outstanding experience for the young and the young at heart. On this adventure ride you’re going to feel the gait of an elephant’s walk while appreciating a lofty perspective. We are one of the few zoos in the United States to offer an African elephant ride with an opportunity for hands-on interaction.
Let our African Elephant take you for a memorable stroll. Only $5 per rider of ALL ages. No single person riders. Minimum of 2 persons per ride required. Digital photograph print of your journey for only $10 extra, proceeds applied toward elephant enrichment.
African Elephant Rides currently are held 12:30 - 2:30 pm weather permissible on Saturday and Sunday only.
However schedule can change due to weather (heat or rain).
Tentative African Elephant Ride Schedule
March 30th through June 2nd, 12 noon to 3:00 pm (Saturdays and Sundays only)
Memorial Day, Monday May 27th, 12 noon to 3:00 pm
June 8th to September 2nd, 12 noon to 3:00 pm (Everyday including 4th of July and Labor Day)
September 7th until December 1st (times vary, Saturdays and Sundays only)
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Elephant Rides are held weather permitting (this includes rain and heat). Many days rides are held longer than the times above and directly relates to the number of visitors on that given day. Some days rides are held for shorter periods than the above times (or are held at alternate times), due to things such as heat, and sometimes by our request may require at least 2 persons riding at the same time on such days. There are other times and reasons that we may request at least 2 persons ride at the same time.
While you are here, please browse through the Natural Bridge Zoo Gift Shop for the perfect souvenir and enjoy our picnic grounds.