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.

July 19 • 5:30 - 7:30 pmAdults Only Zoo Night

Adulting is hard, be a kid again at the Virginia Zoo. Visit the Zoo on this exclusive adults-only night held just once a year. Whether a date night or dedicated time with friends, leave the kids at home and let your inner child roam free!

From the Zoo BlogKeeping up with the Keepers

July 18, 2018 - At the Virginia Zoo, visitors can learn an abundance of information about our animals through many mediums including signage, observation, educational programs and events, and by downloading our app. But there is also another way to get to know the … 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.