Member News

Membership has its benefits! This summer, join us for Member Mornings every weekend. The Zoo will be open an hour early for members on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am. Membership card and valid ID required for entry.

VA Zoo photo by David Totten


On September 5 beginning at 6:30pm, bring the family, spread a blanket under the stars, and enjoy The Jungle Book at the Zoo. Bring your own picnic blankets and lawn chairs! Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase.

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Zoo Grooves

Get ready to rock! Join us on August 23 for a concert by the Rhondels. Fun for the whole family! Gates open at 5:30pm and the concert begins at 6pm. Sponsored by Monarch Bank. Enter our giveaway for a chance to receive tickets to this event!


Senior Wednesdays

Senior Wednesdays are back in August!

Seniors ages 62 and over will be granted free admission to the Zoo on Wednesdays throughout the months of August and September. To receive free admission, seniors need only to bring a valid ID to show proof of age.


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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to the Zoo!

VA Zoo photo by David Totten

School Programs

Learning comes to life in Norfolk’s most exciting classroom – the Zoo! Zoo school programs provide a hands-on, brains-on opportunity for students in all grade levels to learn about animals and conservation.