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Upcoming EventROARchestra

Enjoy a Special Evening at the Virginia Zoo as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Performs Outdoors.

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ConservationHelping Hornbills

The Zoo has participated in conservation efforts aimed at protecting Southern ground hornbills for a number of years.

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From the Zoo BlogNEW Exhibit

October 9, 2015 - We are excited about our new Meller’s chameleon exhibit that opened in Africa-Okavango Delta.  Meller’s are the largest African chameleon located in Tanzania, northern Mozambique and Malawi. They can grow to reach 24 inches long and weigh up to 21 … 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.

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Explore & DiscoverCome Learn With Us

We’re wild about learning and the Zoo has programs to fit all your educational needs. More than just a field trip, the Zoo offers a memorable way to explore science and nature.

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Come Out and Play!Senior Wednesdays

During the month of October, Seniors, 62 and older will get in FREE to the Zoo. Must present a valid ID for entry.