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.

Be a Kid AgainAdults Only Zoo Night

Visit the Zoo on this exclusive adults-only night held just once a year. Hear from trail hosts and conservation experts, meet animal ambassadors and enjoy a variety of your favorite yard games and music. Leave the kids at home and let your inner child roam free!

From the Zoo BlogSounds of Summer

June 21, 2018 - Come to the Virginia Zoo on any given day, especially in the summer, and you’ll hear a plethora of sounds. From kids laughing and squealing with joy, to the fountains splashing, families chattering among themselves, and the train whistling in … 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.