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Gift WildlyGift Guide

Find holiday gifts for every person on your list. From teachers, to kids and even that hard to shop for aunt or uncle, the Virginia Zoo will help you give the gifts of the season. Gift wildly this holiday season.

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Pancakes, Paws andSanta Claws

Make it merry at the Zoo this season. Eat breakfast with Santa and all his friends. December 5, 2015.


From the Zoo BlogGrant an Animal’s Wish this Holiday

November 25, 2015 - This holiday season, please consider donating something special to your favorite animal. We zookeepers like to celebrate the holidays with our animals. Spring time means pink pails and plastic eggs for the wallabies, the Fourth of July sees the elephants … 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 paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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Explore & DiscoverCome Learn With Us

We’re 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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Come out & CelebrateBirthdays at the Zoo

Calling all Party Animals! Your next party will be the wildest one yet with a little help from the Virginia Zoo!