Now OpenWorld 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 here and learn how you can donate.

Valentine's Date NightKiss & Tail

Kiss & Tail is a special Valentine’s Day program about jungle love that separates the birds from the beasts! Join us on February 16 from 6 to 8 pm for this adults-only opportunity to learn about animal mating, dating and reproductive habits in an honest & humorous forum.

From the Zoo BlogMeet the Patient: Suntil

January 17, 2019 - Name: Suntil Sex: Female Species: sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) Age: 18 years old Weight: 51 kg (112 lb.) Reason for Visit: Routine physical + dental exam Suntil has been showing signs of potential issues with her teeth, so the Virginia Zoo … More »

Up Close and PersonalBehind-the-Scenes Adventures

Did you know that you can mingle with a giraffe, meet a tortoise or chill with a sloth? Interested in seeing our new reptiles up-close? Learn more about our 12 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.