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Upcoming EventZoovies

Bring the family, spread a blanket under the stars, and enjoy a supercalifragilistic expialidocious good time. Mary Poppins at the Zoo.

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It's a Tall Order.Name the baby

The Virginia Zoo needs help naming the new baby giraffe.  To vote on the names, click here. Contest ends Sunday, September 6.


From the Zoo BlogBackyard Butterflies

August 26, 2015 - They look like beautiful flower gardens, but on closer examination there’s so much more going on. Butterflies flutter splashes of color and voracious caterpillars and peaceful pupa mingle in gardens with inviting habitats. Nectar flowers and puddles of water beckon … More »

Mramba, king of the Virginia Zoo (Virginia Zoo photo by Cedrick Garrett).

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Experiences

Did you know that you can paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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Explore & DiscoverCome Learn With Us

We’re wild about learning and the Zoo has programs to fit all your educational needs. More than just a field trip, the Zoo offers a memorable way to explore science and nature.

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Come Out and Play!Member Swap

During the month of September, Zoo members will get in FREE to the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Must present Virginia Zoo membership card and valid ID for entry.