Coming This YearWorld 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 coming and learn how you can donate.

Date NightWreath Havoc

The Untamed Arts Series returns with “Wreath Havoc.” Join the Virginia Zoo’s Horticulture Department and create a unique holiday wreath.

From the Zoo BlogOur Plight with Fire Blight

November 15, 2017 - The Zoo’s orchard, located within the Animal Wellness Campus, has been hit hard by a destructive disease which has affected all of the Asian pear fruit trees. Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is a common and frequently devastating problem … More »

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Learn more about our nine 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.