Animal Encounters

VIP Animal Experience

Maymont's Animal EncountersExplore the wild side of Maymont with your own personal guide on a special animal-themed tour including areas rarely seen by the public. Your two-hour adventure includes a visit behind the scenes at the bobcat exhibit where you’ll be close enough to hear this secretive feline purr. You and your guests will also take a look at the Nature Center’s giant aquarium system and some of our favorite educational animals, and enjoy a relaxing ride through the estate in Maymont’s “limo” golf cart with stops to see bald eagles, black bears and other wildlife.

$200/$150 for Maymont members (up to four guests); $45 for each additional guest

Make this exclusive opportunity even better when you add on Animal Extras ($50 per add-on):

  • Goat Grooming: Go into the pastures for a close encounter with Maymont’s friendly goats.
  • Fish or Turtle Feeding: Take part in the morning routine with treats for the Nature Center’s aquatic creatures.

Call 804-358-7166, ext. 338 or email us to book your VIP Animal Experience.

Animal Training Adventures

Whether you dream of working with wildlife or just want some close encounters of the animal kind, our new Animal Training Adventures are perfect for you! Enjoy exclusive access to animal experiences never before offered at Maymont, learn how and why to train various species, and practice your new skills with our resident birds, reptiles and mammals.

$200/$150 for Maymont members (up to four guests; ages 12+)

Call 804-358-7166, ext. 349 or email us to book your Animal Training Adventure.

*Animal Encounters available by reservation with at least two weeks notice.