Roer's Zoofari

 
Formerly Reston Zoo, Roer’s Zoofari’s 30-acre park features a variety of animals for your group to encounter. Take a guided safari tour for close encounters with majestic bison, water buffalo and watusi cattle, friendly deer and llamas, as well as North African Aoudad. See zebra, antelope, emu and rheas as well. Visit our barnyard to feed and pet miniature zebu, sheep and goats. Small groups can purchase parakeet feed sticks and interact with the colorful birds in the aviary. Field trip options can include add-ons such as a giraffe feeding encounter, slap bracelet souvenirs, and snow cones. Groups must have at least 15 people and field trips must be booked in advance to receive discounted group rates. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA 22182. Fairfax County. Tel: 703-757-6222. Email: Groups@roerszoofari.com. Website: www.roerszoofari.com. Hrs: Daily 9AM-4PM After Labor Day to Memorial Day; 9AM-6PM Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: School Group Admission starts at $5 per child. Additional charges for Safari Tours, Animal Encounters and Feeding Opportunities. A rate of $10 per students will cover: Private Safari Tour, Admission to the zoo, One bucket of petting zoo feed per 10 students. Chaperones are $12 each.

Zoos Fun Facts

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as human fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. They also need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When visiting the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways that the animals have adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them to survive.

Most zoos provide free educational resources to make your trip more meaningful; some offer group tours. You can also ask about animal feeding times or other events and plan your trip accordingly.