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.

Beer & FoodGrowl Fest

Come get your growl on at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, food trucks, a DJ and games at Growl Fest on Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 pm.

From the Zoo BlogMeet the Patient: Diego

September 25, 2018 - Name: Diego Sex: Male Species: Screaming hairy armadillo Age: 1 yr 5 mo old (born 4/27/17) Weight: 792 grams (1.74 lb) Reason for Visit: Episodes of regurgitation after eating Diego is a one year old male Screaming hairy armadillo who … 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.


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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.