2020 Zoo CalendarPhoto Contest

Think you have the best calendar-worthy photo taken in the last year on Virginia Zoo grounds? Photographers – professional and amateur – can enter the 2020 Zoo Calendar Photo Contest.

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Zoo EventsZoovies

Join the Zoo for an outdoor movie night the whole family will roar about! Come watch The Jungle Book at Zoovies on Friday, August 23 starting at 6 pm.

From the Zoo BlogThey’re the G.O.A.T.

August 21, 2019 - If you follow us on social media, specifically Instagram, you’ll know that we’ve spiced up Tuesdays by introducing you to a different member of the Zoo’s troop of Nigerian dwarf goats every week. While our Zoo Fans seem to enjoy … More »

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Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can mingle with a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Interested in seeing our new reptiles up-close? Learn more about our 12 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.