Girl Scout Patch Night

Girl Scout Patch Nights are Back! Spend an evening at the Zoo and and earn a great zoo patch. Our next patch night is Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6pm-9pm. Click here to make your reservation now!


Red Panda Cub Cam

Click here to view the live cub cam feed for a behind-the-scenes look at the Zoo’s female red panda cubs in their nest box. Red Panda-Namium: Click here to suggest a name for one of the cubs by Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. You could win a $200 Zoo gift shop shopping spree!

VA Zoo photo by David Totten


Sept. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m., bring the family, spread a blanket under the stars and enjoy Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at the Zoo. Bring your own picnic blankets and lawn chairs! Refreshments will be available for purchase.



Don’t miss one of our biggest events of the year! Zoo Boo will take place Oct. 25. Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here for more details. Sponsorships also available!


Senior Wednesdays

Senior Wednesdays are back in August! Seniors ages 62 and over will be granted free admission to the Zoo on Wednesdays through August and September. Seniors need only bring a valid ID as proof of age.

VA Zoo photo by David Totten

School Programs

Learning comes to life in Norfolk’s most exciting classroom – the Zoo! Zoo school programs provide a hands-on, brains-on opportunity for students of all grade levels to learn about animals and conservation.