Coming This YearWorld 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.

ZooBooFamily Fun

ZooBoo offers families a safe environment to trick-or-treat and enjoy fall fun. Be sure to check out the animal pumpkin encounters, crafts, bounce houses and more!

From the Zoo Blog10 Things to Know About ZooBoo 2017

October 19, 2017 - ZooBoo is less than 48 hours away! Whether you’re a ZooBoo first-timer or pro, here are a few things you should know! 1. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice The Virginia Zoo provides more than 4,700 pounds of candy, as well … 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.