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EducationBack to School with the Zoo

We are 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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FAMILY FUNZoovies

Grab the family and a blanket for this outdoor movie night under the stars.

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From the Zoo BlogBack to School at the Zoo

September 12, 2016 - Teachers, school staff and parents of students fascinated by animals: the school year is here and now is the time to schedule classroom programs or tours at the Zoo. Of all times of the year, an Autumn day gives you … 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 feed a giraffe, or meet a lion, tiger or bear!? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.

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E-NewsletterZooNews!

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Animals After DarkZoo Snoozes

Bring your sleeping bags and we’ll take care of the rest: behind-the-scenes encounters with Zoo animals, nighttime activities, and even breakfast. It’s an adventure your family will never forget!