MgB2/Fe tapes with 2.5-15 at. % ZrB2 additions were prepared through the in situ powder-in-tube method. The phases, microstructures, critical current density, and flux pinning were characterized by means of x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, and magnetic and transport property measurements. Compared to the pure tape, a significant improvement in the in-field JC was observed for all the ZrB2 doped samples, while the critical temperature decreased slightly. The highest JC value was achieved for the 10 at. % doped sample. At 4.2 K, the transport J C increased by more than an order of magnitude than the undoped one in magnetic fields above 9 T. Nanoscale segregates or defects caused by the ZrB2 additions which act as effective flux pinning centers are proposed to be the main reasons for the improved JC field performance.