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.

Photography2019 Calendar Contest

Calling all shutterbugs! Submit your best photographs to be featured in the 2019 Zoo Calendar. Grand Prize is featured on the Cover and receives a behind-the-scenes tour of the World of Reptiles.

From the Zoo BlogCYTs Head to Portsmouth

August 17, 2018 - The second Conservation Youth Team Event of the summer occurred on Wednesday, August 8. The Virginia Zoo’s group of 41 CYTs traveled to the Elizabeth River Project’s Paradise Creek Nature Park. The park, located in Portsmouth, is an 11-acre, restored … 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? Interested in seeing our new rhinos up-close? 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.