Treetop Zoofari Course

$55 per person – spring, summer and fall


  • 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

  • 40 challenges including 15 zip lines and 1 free fall challenge option
  • 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 (15 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)


  • Arrive 15-30 minutes before your session start time.
  • 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 

Chaperone Rules

  • Participating Chaperone required for ages 8-15
    • Chaperone is anyone ages 18+
    • Chaperone/Child ratio is 1:5
    • $55 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

Open Year Round!

 Summer Hours

  • Monday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
  • Open at 9:30 am
  • Training times (start times) every 30 minutes
  • 4:00 pm last admission 

 Night Hours

  • Fridays Only (Other nights available to groups of 4+)
  • June 22nd – August 18th
  • Guided Tours
  • 2 start times: 8:00 pm & 8:30 pm

 Spring & Fall Hours

  • Monday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
  • Open at 9:30 am
  • Training times (start times) every 30 minutes
  • 3:30 pm last admission 

 Winter Hours

  • December 1st – February 28th
  • Monday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
  • Open at 10:00 am
  • Training times (start times) every 60 minutes. Every 30 minutes on Saturdays and holidays that we are open.
  • 3:00 pm last admission 

$65 per person – Treetop Zoofari Nights

  • **Treetop Zoofari Nights is a guided course through our Treetop Zoofari Course.


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