Coming SoonWorld 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 coming and learn how you can donate.

Gift BearersHoliday Gift Guide

Be the bearer of the best gifts this holiday season. 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.

From the Zoo BlogMeet the Patient: Mateo

December 11, 2017 - Name: Mateo Sex: Male Species: Prehensile-tailed porcupine Age: 2 yrs 11 mo old (born 12/5/14) Weight: 6 kg (13.2 lb) Reason for Visit: Episodes of inappetence, test for Gastrolithiasis Just like humans, animals can get sick for no apparent reason. … 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? 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.