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EducationBack to School with the Zoo

We are wild about learning and the Zoo has programs to fit all your educational needs. More than just a field trip the Zoo offers a memorable way to explore science and nature.

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Grab the family and a blanket for this outdoor movie night under the stars.


From the Zoo BlogFirst Responders to Receive Discounts at Virginia Zoo

September 27, 2016 - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating First Responders Day by offering discounts on daily tickets and memberships for First Responders and their families starting Sept. 27, 2016. “The Virginia Zoo is proud to give back those who risk their lives on … More »

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

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Experiences

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, or meet a lion, tiger or bear!? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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Animals After DarkZoo Snoozes

Bring your sleeping bags and we’ll take care of the rest: behind-the-scenes encounters with Zoo animals, nighttime activities, and even breakfast. It’s an adventure your family will never forget!