Upcoming EventZoo Grooves

Join us for a rockin good time with live music at the Zoo this summer. Bring your blanket and lawn chair. Summer fare and local brews will be available.

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An Exciting AdventureSummer Safari Camp

Join us for an exciting adventure as we explore the wonderful world of animals at the Summer Safari camps. Weekly camps begin June 22. Register now.

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From the Zoo BlogWatch Me Grow!

July 29, 2015 - The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Masai giraffe on Thursday, July 23! The male giraffe calf, still nameless, was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy. 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 paint with an elephant, feed a giraffe, or meet the lions? Learn more about our behind-the-scenes tours.


Rise and ShineBreakfast with the Animals

This  members-only event is an opportunity to enjoy breakfast at the Zoo and then watch the animals eat their breakfast too!


Giraffe CamGiraffe Cam debuts at the Zoo

Zoo fans can keep an eye on the baby via live-feed video broadcasted directly from the Zoo’s giraffe barn watch live as he grows.