Now OpenWorld 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 here and learn how you can donate.

Holiday FunPancakes, Paws & Santa Claws

On December 1 from 8 to 10 am, eat breakfast with Santa, meet Zoo animal ambassadors, make a craft, enjoy all-day Zoo admission and children get to take home a lasting memento of them and Saint Nick.

From the Zoo BlogGiving Zooday

November 20, 2018 - Giving Tuesday, or Giving Zooday as we call it in the animal kingdom, is just ONE week from today! This year, on Giving Tuesday the Virginia Zoo will be Caroling for Conservation. That’s right! Staff, volunteers and even our animals … More »

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.

E-NewsletterZooNews!

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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.