Coming SoonWorld 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 coming and learn how you can donate.

Event and Zoodoption SpecialWorld Tapir Day

Help us celebrate our tapirs and their wild counterparts by joining us for World Tapir Day on April 27. While you’re here, symbolically zoodopt a tapir and you’ll be entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes encounter!

From the Zoo BlogZoo To Do Unveils New World of Reptiles

April 19, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo’s “Zoo To Do” welcomes more than 300 new and awe-inspiring residents to the latest addition, the World of Reptiles. The annual charity gala is themed “Crocodile Rock” and will be held on June 2, 2018 from 7 to … More »

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can feed a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Interested in seeing our new rhinos up-close? Learn more about our nine 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.