Zoo Snoozes

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Zoo after it closes? Venture into the unknown with us during an overnight Zoo Snooze and share the night life with our animals!

lion camp

Summer Safari Camp

The Virginia Zoo’s Summer Safari Camps include up-close animal encounters, crafts, games and visits to the Zoo’s exhibits. Each week is an exciting new adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals. The first week of camp starts June 22. Register now.


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.

Foal Face

Baby Zebra

For news on our Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal, including photos, videos, and keeper updates.

VA Zoo photo by David Totten

School Programs

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