Treetop Zoofari Course

$50 per person


  • 1 trip through the course (2-3 hours)
  • Safety equipment rental
  • Training (20-30 min. session)
  • Constant access to trained personnel if needed
  • Breathtaking views of the zoo from above

Course Highlights

  • 42 challenges including 16 zip lines
  • 2-3 hour trip through the course
  • Half of the course is in the forest and the other half is above the zoo
  • Once up the first ladder, you truly travel tree-to-tree until you touch down to the ground on the final zip
  • Participants travel over 3,000′ on zip lines alone (16 total)
  • 2 zip lines travel over the lake (one over 600′ long)
  • Zip by animals such as Tapirs, Toucans, Kangaroos, Monkeys, Orangutans, Emus, and Siamangs
  • At several points along the “Zoofari,” one can choose between two short diversion routes consisting of; easier or harder challenges

Course Restrictions

  • 54″ + tall
  • 8 years+
  • 250lb max weight limit
  • Chaperone may be required (see Chaperone rules below)


  • All participants must complete a waiver
  • All those under 18 years old must have their waiver completed by a parent or legal guardian
  • Fill out your waiver in advance and bring it with you to expedite your check-in process

Sign a Waiver online 

Treetop Zoofari Course Chaperone Rules

  • Participating Chaperone required for ages 8-15
    • Chaperone is anyone ages 18+
    • Chaperone/Child ratio is 1:5
    • $50 per person
    • Ages 16-17 must have a Chaperone on the premise of Treetop Zoofari or the Metro Richmond Zoo at all times while a course
  • Disclaimer: There will be a $100 Employee Chaperone charge for each required chaperone not provided

What to wear

  • Closed-toe athletic footwear required (No sandals, flip-flops, crocs, slippers, etc.)
  • Comfortable/athletic clothing
  • Camera with security straps welcome
  • Small, lightweight bags or fanny packs welcome
  • Long hair must be pulled back
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent recommended

Spring Hours

  • Monday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
  • Open at 9:30 am
  • 3:30 pm last admission


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