Now OpenWorld of Reptiles

World of Reptiles is the slithering, creeping, crawling and curious adventure you’ve been waiting for. Discover the new exhibits, meet who’s here and learn how you can donate.

Holiday FunCarols for Conservation

The only wish the Virginia Zoo has this holiday season is your commitment to save species from extinction. Zoo staff came together to lip sync and carol for conservation! Watch the video and donate to the Virginia Zoo’s Conservation Fund.

From the Zoo BlogVirginia Zoo to Host Conservation Traveling Exhibits

December 12, 2018 - In a partnership with the Paly Foundation, the Virginia Zoo will showcase three nature and conservation-themed education centers through February 2019. The displays consist of vinyl panels that feature infographics and stimulating facts, while corresponding educational guides can allow visitors … More »

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can mingle with a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Interested in seeing our new reptiles up-close? Learn more about our 12 different behind-the-scenes tours.


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EDUCATIONSchool Programs

We are wild about learning and the Zoo has programs to fit all your educational needs. Our Education Department offers many memorable ways to explore science and nature.