Coming This YearWorld 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.

Member Perk!Membership Swap

June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month. We’re celebrating with a Membership Swap with the Virginia Aquarium for the entire month of June!

From the Zoo BlogSoft Serve for Solaris

June 28, 2017 - Solaris, one of the Virginia Zoo’s four orangutans, celebrated his 14th birthday on June 22. Chef Yohn, with the help of Zoo Keepers, always likes to prepare special treats and enrichment for the animals to enjoy on their birthdays. For … 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? 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.