Upcoming EventZoofari Golf Tournament

Join us on Monday, June 29 at the Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake for an adventure filled afternoon to benefit the Zoo that includes 18 holes of golf & much more!

lion camp

Upcoming EventSummer Safari Camp

The Virginia Zoo’s Summer Safari Camps include up-close animal encounters, crafts, games and visits to the Zoo’s exhibits. Each week is an exciting new adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals. The first week of camp starts June 22. Register now.

Gray’s Monitor Lizard at Los Angeles Zoo, photo by Ian Recchio

From the Zoo BlogGray’s Monitor Lizard Conservation

May 22, 2015 - In April this year I traveled to the Philippines to conduct a conservation project for one of the world’s most unusual and least-understood reptiles, the Gray’s monitor lizard or ‘Butaan’ as it is locally known. Serving as Principle Investigator for … More »

Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Click here for more information about our behind-the-scenes tours.


It's a GirlBaby Zebra

For news on our Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal, including photos, videos, and keeper updates.

VA Zoo photo by David Totten

Learn and PlaySchool Programs

Learning comes to life in Norfolk’s most exciting classroom. Zoo school programs provide a hands-on, brains-on opportunity for students of all grade levels to learn about animals and conservation.