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.

Animal AppreciationZoodoption Special

Symbolically adopt the parrots between now and May 31 at the $35 level and you’ll entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes encounter with our two macaws, Big Red and Billie Jean! World Parrot Day is May 31 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

From the Zoo BlogZoo To Do Silent Auction Tips

May 25, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo’s annual gala, Zoo To Do, is just a week away! Staff and attendees are equally getting prepared for a night of feasting, dancing and untamed fun. Besides having the opportunity to take in new sights of the … 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? Interested in seeing our new rhinos up-close? 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.