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Experiences Train Engineer for a Day!

All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction.

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Fun for the FamilyMember Night

Mark your calendar for this exclusive, members-only event. Enjoy the Zoo after-hours and take advantage of special discounts – and it’s FREE for members! Membership card and valid ID required for admission.


From the Zoo BlogNational Zoo Keeper Week Wrap Up

July 24, 2016 - We hope you enjoyed learning about our Keeper staff here at the Virginia Zoo! Their hard work and dedications shows in the health and happiness of our animals and we couldn’t be more proud. Next time you see a Keeper, … 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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Party Time!Birthdays at the Zoo

Calling all party animals! Your birthday boy or girl will have a wild time at a Zoo birthday party. All birthday parties include a visit from an animal ambassador and activities geared towards the age of the birthday child.