Maymont Nature Center Admission

Why We Love This

  • Amazing animal encounters!
  • Come see our river otters!
  • Fish, snakes and frogs, too!

Maymont’s Nature Center holds close to 30,000 gallons of aquaria that showcase animals that live in and around the James River and Chesapeake Bay. Our animals have very important roles as educational ambassadors, so come explore and learn all about them. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open Memorial and Labor Day. Group of 10 or more, please call 804-358-7166, ext. 338 for tickets.

Meeting Location

2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23220

When To Arrive

Each purchased voucher is good for one Nature Center Exhibit visit per person. Vouchers may be used Tuesday through Sunday between the hours of 10am and 4:30pm. The exhibits close to the public at 4:45pm each day. Open Tuesday-Sunday, unless noted. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open Memorial and Labor Day.

Cancellations & Refunds

Vouchers are non-refundable.

"Excellent "

July 12, 2019 - 

We enjoyed our visit very much. Excellent prices


June 29, 2019 - 

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the nature center.


June 15, 2019 - 

Our 2yo Grandson loved the animals.


April 30, 2019 - 

Peaceful, would definitely go again.

"What a lovely and well done exhibit. "

April 8, 2019 - 

I thought there was an amazing amount of information and entertainment here. What a great job staff has done developing it and presenting us this incredible resource. I plan to come back in the middle of the week to spend more time thinking, learning and seeing when I can appreciate this. Too many families with school age kids who had no interest in learning about the exhibit. Just wanted to pound on the exhibits, yell, run, fight, and make fun of the animals, and too many parents who thought there was nothing wrong with how their kids acted. I will come back again and again at quieter times. Whst an assest to this community. I was awed.

"Awesome Place"

February 7, 2019 - 

Maymont was so much bigger than we expected. Everything was interactive inside. We learned a lot about native species and my son had so much fun visiting the bison and the farm animals. He loved the fox and the bob cat too. There were tons of trails and the house tour was well worth it also. This is a must see, but keep in mind the whole thing is 100 beautiful acres so take some time and enjoy it.

"Five Star accommodations"

November 10, 2018 - 

Visiting with students in wheelchairs was amazing as all areas are accessible to allow them to explore every area. Thank you!


September 29, 2018 - 


"Very Pleasant"

September 20, 2018 - 

It was terrific to be able to purchase admission on line and avoid transactions at the park.

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