ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
VIP Animal Experience
Explore 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 habitat where you’ll be close enough to hear this secretive feline purr. You and your guests will also take a look at The Robins 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 Robins Nature Center’s aquatic creatures.
Available by reservation with at least two weeks notice. Call 804-358-7166, ext. 304 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+)
Available by reservation with at least two weeks notice. Call 804-358-7166, ext. 304 or email us to book your Animal Training Adventure.
Our animal expert and tour guide was so knowledgeable. He drove us around the 100-acre estate in a golf cart explaining the history of the property, gardens and especially the animals! It was worth every penny, and it all goes towards a wonderful non-profit organization. Do yourself a favor and visit!
We booked the VIP tour and it was worth every cent! We were greeted politely at the Nature Center, promptly introduced to our guide (Joe), and set off on a 4-hour adventure. The VIP tour is especially helpful if you are disabled in any way—many venues just do not accommodate handicapped people well. Keep up the amazing work!
Thank you so much! Ellwood loved it and it meant so much to me to share my love of animals and Maymont with him. The rest of the afternoon he couldn’t stop talking about it and I think the amount of time was perfect for him.