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.

lion camp

An Exciting AdventureSummer Safari Camp

Join us for an exciting adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals at the Summer Safari camps. Weekly camps begin June 22. Register now.


From the Zoo BlogThe Kids Are Back in Town

May 29, 2015 - Got goats? We sure do! Yesterday Zoo staff traveled to Country Charm Farm in western Virginia to pick up 18 Nigerian dwarf goats (mostly babies!) and 2 mini LaMancha goats. Nigerian dwarf goats originated as a breed in West Africa, … 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? Learn more 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. The Zoo school programs provide students a unique opportunity to explore science & nature.