Support the Zoo!

Thanks to a caring community, the Virginia Zoo has grown and improved over the past 100 years.  Your gift can enrich both the lives of our animals here at the Zoo and their species around the world.


Birthday Parties

Spend your birthday at the Zoo! We know how to throw a party, and we do it right with a private party room, kid-friendly treats, and an up-close-and-personal special animal encounter.


Get Social!

Are you following the Zoo’s social media accounts? For up-to-the-minute news, fun animal facts, and more, be sure to like us on Facebook, check out our Twitter account, and find us on Instagram and YouTube!


Special Tours

Did you know that you can paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Click here for more information about our behind-the-scenes tours.


Kiss & Tail

This is an adults-only opportunity to learn about animal mating, dating and reproductive habits in an honest and humorous forum. Includes wine, appetizers, a tour and a presentation on animal reproductive behavior by TCC bio professor Lisa Behm. Space for the event is limited and registration is required. Ages 21 and up only.

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 of all grade levels to learn about animals and conservation.